National Gun Violence Awareness Day - June 3, 2022

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Mayor Barbara Blain-Bellamy proclaims June 3, 2022 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day and encourages members of the community to wear orange to honor victims and survivors. 

Daily in the United States, more than 110 Americans are killed by gun violence, alongside more than 200 who are shot and wounded. On average there are nearly 16,000-gun caused homicides every year. 

Cities across the nation, including the Conway, S.C., are working to end the senseless violence with a variety of solutions. Protecting public safety in the communities they serve is mayors’ highest responsibility. Support for the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns away from people with dangerous histories.

The color orange was chosen because hunters wear orange to announce themselves to other hunters when out in the woods.  Orange is a color that symbolizes the value of human life.