Secretary Hillary Clinton came out on Gun Violence Day (June 3) to lend her support to the important effort, of stopping gun violence. Others have lent their names to the cause, too. There is former Representative Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) who was shot in the head while she was holding her first Congress Your Corner. She lived but struggled mightily to regain her speech and other activities we take for granted.
Here is the thing, though. Clinton nailed it in her tweet “we will win:”
‘We are the majority. We are in the right. And we will win. #WearOrange’
There is a Wear Orange organization that encourages people to “Wear Orange:”
‘In the wake of multiple tragedies, the fight to end gun violence has never been more urgent. During National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend, we join together to demand a future free from gun violence once and for all.’
Then, in a simple but powerful tweet Secretary Clinton added:
‘No one actually needs an AR-15.’
This weapon was designed for only one reason, to kill human beings. It cannot be used for hunting, because it destroys the meat of the animal its bullets hit. Some bullets explode upon entry and destroy human organs. Other bullets enter the human body and then cause a shock wave that turns those internal organs into jello.
Why did the people who started Wear Orange choose that color? The reason is sad. This is “the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others:”
‘On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Wear Orange is now observed every June. Thousands of people wear the color orange to honor Hadiya and the more than 40,000 people who are killed with guns and approximately 85,000 who are shot and wounded every year.’
This mom tweeted on Gun Violence Awareness Day to Wear Orange:
‘This @MomsDemand volunteer cannot wait. #WearOrange #gunviolenceawareness’
Here are some other people who wear orange for very good reasons. Check their tweets out below:
It will be interesting to see how many people do end up wearing orange and joining in the war against gun violence.
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