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Community members gather at capitol for National Gun Awareness Day

Posted: 11:07 AM, Jun 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-03 15:07:58Z

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - The color orange flooded the capitol steps in Lansing Saturday morning for National Gun Awareness Day.

People gathered on the north lawn in at 11 a.m. remembering those who have been affected by gun violence.

The color orange was chosen because it’s the color hunters wear to signal not to shoot.

Saturday was the fifth anniversary of Wear Orange Day, which was started by a small group of teenagers at a South Chicago High School to honor Hadiya Pendleton who was murdered.

"Today is really not about policies or the legislative changes or the positions that you take its really about honoring people whose lives have been lost,” SAID Katie See, who organized the event.

The movement is spearheaded by Everyone for Gun Safety.