June 2 is the national gun violence awareness day. According to the Brady Campaign, an average of 93 people die every day from gun violence. Out of the 93, 32 are murdered.
People are asked to wear the color orange and participate in events in the community. This year, Senator Roxanne J. Persaud and will participate in the observance.
“Gun violence is preventable and I urge everyone to join the fight. Shattering, crushing, devastating, traumatizing and distressing are some of the words we can use to describe the effects of gun violence in our community,” Persaud said. “It is high time that we put an end to this epidemic. We must exercise zero tolerance as I continue to introduce legislation to address the root causes of this epidemic. Let us a community take a stand against gun violence.”
The 5th annual march across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness is this Saturday, June 3 at 2:00pm. Gather at the Korean War Veterans Plaza on the Brooklyn side to march across the bridge and rally in Foley Square on the Manhattan side. Wear your brightest orange.