Friday marks Gun Violence Awareness Day in Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. – In Salisbury, Friday marks Gun Violence Awareness Day and organizers say that although talking about gun violence can be uncomfortable, it’s necessary.

Mayor Jake Day proclaimed Friday as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the city, a day to honor and remember victims and survivors of gun violence.

Moms Demand Action, a group working against gun violence, says the issue isn’t just a national one, but one that impacts all of us here locally.

Nicole Hollywood, a spokeswoman with Moms Demand action, says Dorchester County and Wicomico County are two counties with the highest rates of gun violence in Maryland.

“We often get told that gun violence isn’t a rural issue, and it’s not something that happens on the Eastern Shore… and the facts and the data say otherwise,” Hollywood said.

On Friday, people are encouraged to wear the color orange, a color that symbolizes the movement.

Hollywood says that anyone interested in getting involved or finding more information can text READY to 644-33.

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