National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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National Gun Violence Awareness Day in USA in 2023
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About National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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Dates of National Gun Violence Awareness Day
2024 USA Friday, June 7thNational Gun Violence Awareness Day
2023 USA Friday, June 2ndNational Gun Violence Awareness Day
2022 USA Friday, June 3rdNational Gun Violence Awareness Day
2021 USA Friday, June 4thNational Gun Violence Awareness Day
2020 USA Friday, June 5thNational Gun Violence Awareness Day
Summary
An annual event recognizing the more than 100,000 people killed or wounded by gunfire in the country each year.

The first Friday in June is recognized as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Hundreds of cities around the country host events to commemorate the fifth annual event. Also known as the #WearOrange day, the inaugural National Gun Violence Awareness Day occurred in 2015.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day kicks off Wear Orange Weekend, an event held annually in honor of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who was shot and killed in Chicago in 2013, just one week after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration parade. Orange is the color that Hadiya’s friends wore in her honor and is worn throughout the nation to raise awareness about gun violence.

Gun violence touches every segment of our society and impacts people of all ages; it increases the probability of death in incidents of domestic violence; raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others, and among those who attempt suicide; it places children and young people at increased risk of physical harm and injury; and disproportionately affects communities of color.

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