Each year across the United States many lives are lost and others are severely injured by the use of guns. These deaths and injuries occur at rates much higher than in similar nations around the world. Gun violence is a public health crisis, preventable with legislation and enforcement to restrict access to firearms and to promote gun safety. Today we wear orange to remember those who have been affected by gun violence. We mourn the devastating loss of lives and the impact on families and communities, even as we work for change in steadfast hope for change.