Residents are encourage to wear orange on Gun Violence Awareness Day

Residents are encourage to wear orange on Gun Violence Awareness Day

And the Long Valley resident is doing her best to promote National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Saturday, June 2. Organizers are asking people to wear orange on that day, talk about gun safety and for gun owners to go over their own firearms procedures and determine if they are doing everything they can to keep their weapons out of the hands of those not responsible or mature enough to use them properly. 300×250 image ad Gun violence kills 33,000 people in the U.S. every year, and takes 90 lives every day, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence . Many are children who gain access to weapons that have not been secured or are victims of those who find and use these weapons. Gun awareness is serious business and Police Chief Jeffrey Almer is in favor of anything that will get residents in the community talking about it. “I do think gun awareness is an extremely important topic, especially in a town like ours where we do a lot of gun permits and applications and have a lot of gun owners,’’ Almer said. “I think awareness and education are the key to keeping them safe, from securing them properly to making sure they are handled correctly. When we issue gun permits, we hand out gun safety information and literature to everyone that comes in. With everything that is going on today, we need to make sure all precautions are taken and people realize the importance of […]

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