Friday, June 1, 2018

NOBLE Joins the Nation in Supporting Gun Violence Awareness Day June 2, 2018

[Alexandria, VA] Gun violence is the leading cause of premature death in America. The issue of gun violence has a complicated history that is deeply rooted in our culture, but we must take this issue seriously and treat it as the public health and public safety crisis that it has become. June 2, 2018 marks the annual observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as "Wear Orange Day." The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) proudly supports National Gun Violence Awareness Day, not only as a day of advocacy but also one of remembrance for the lives lost due to senseless acts of gun violence.
This weekend thousands from across the country will gather in support of common sense gun violence solutions and rallying efforts showcasing the toll gun violence has taken on the lives of children, families and communities.

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that on an average day, 96 Americans are killed with guns. Seven children and teens (age 19 or under) are killed with guns in the U.S. on an average day. It's time to face the reality of gun violence in America. This cannot be our new normal. NOBLE encourages everyone to participate in Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Wear Orange Weekend 2018 is June 1 - June 3, 2018. If you would like to find a gun violence awareness event in your community, please click here.

About the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives 
Since 1976, The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) has served as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action. NOBLE represents over 3,000 members internationally, who are primarily African-American chief executive officers of law enforcement agencies at federal, state, county and municipal levels, other law enforcement administrators, and criminal justice practitioners. For more information, visit

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