Gun Violence

To the Editor:

            You have heard the statistics about deaths by gun violence. You have seen the stories in the news about school shootings; gun violence in churches, synagogues, and mosques; and everyday killings and suicides in every town across the United States. People are wearing orange and speaking out on National Gun Violence Awareness day on June 7. At events throughout the weekend, activists will join together with a message about gun violence prevention. I urge you to go to www.wearorange.org to find locations nearest you and to learn more about ways to get involved. Wear orange and let your voice be heard to make our families and communities safer by curbing gun violence.

Phoebe Girard, Mattapoisett

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