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Posted on: June 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gun Violence Awareness Day in Carrboro

Orange flags at Carrboro Town Hall

Carrboro recognizes Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, June 3, as proclaimed by Mayor Damon Seils. 

The Town of Carrboro is flying orange flags at Town Hall on Wear Orange Weekend, and the Town of Chapel Hill will host a rally and flag raising ceremony at Peace and Justice Plaza on E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. 

“I encourage all residents to attend the rally at Peace and Justice Plaza in Chapel Hill on June 3rd and to support local efforts to raise awareness about gun violence, such as the work of Students Demand Action and the North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action,” Mayor Seils said. 

Mayor Seils also encourages all residents to contact state and federal lawmakers—including Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis—to insist they enact widely supported gun restrictions and gun safety legislation, and to remind them that lawmakers’ continued inaction on such legislation helps to make guns easily available and contributes to the deaths of North Carolinians and people across the United States.

Recent mass shootings—including the incident of racial terrorism at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and the massacre of children and teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas—are horrifying reminders that the United States stands alone among high-wealth countries in its exceptionally high level of gun violence. 

Read the full proclamation at http://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions

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