The #WearOrange “campaign” was created by many different gun control groups trying to highlight gun violence by observing the so-called “national gun violence awareness day” on June 1st.
As some on social media tried to spread the word to anyone that would listen, the City of New York used the Empire State Building to make a bold statement against the 2nd Amendment. The building was lit up in orange lights to show solidarity with the #WearOrange movement.
From The Gateway Pundit:
“The ultra-liberal city of New York illuminated the iconic building to commemorate the third annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day and usher in National Gun Violence Awareness Month.
Orange was inspired by the #WearOrange campaign, a coalition of gun control advocacy groups and elected officials who ask participants to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 1 by posting orange on social media, wearing orange clothes and attending pro-gun control events throughout the U.S.
Advocates, including director Spike Lee, gathered to flip the light switch on the eve of Gun Violence Awareness Day, which falls on June 2.”
It really comes as no surprise that New York would join in a national anti-gun protest. While those in support of #WearOrange will try and tell you it’s to highlight gun violence, it’s not hard to see these groups and the movement are looking for more gun control.
As calls for tighter gun control continue to trickle in, it’s always wise to remember that Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country and yet sees unbelievable gun violence day in and day out.