#WearOrange raises awareness of gun violence in Naples, nationwide

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NAPLES, Fla. – A movement trending across the nation is hitting Cambier Park, where dozens of people are wearing orange to call for an end to gun violence.

Orange is a color worn by hunters as a signal to other hunters. The color cannot be distinguished by most animals but says to armed sportsmen “I’m not a target! Don’t shoot!”

Local participant Carol Janisch said she is sick of children dying and wanted to take a stand.

“This is the first time I’ve done anything like this but I figured enough is enough,” she said. “I think enough children have been killed needlessly. Time for people as a parent and a grandparent to start standing up for what’s right.”

There have been a number of fatal shootings in Southwest Florida:

More than 150 ‘Wear Orange’ events are taking place Thursday and politicians and celebrities are also joining the movement. The Empire State Building will be lit in orange Thursday evening and the movement can be followed on social media with #WearOrange.

‘Wear Orange’ was an effort initiated by a group of teens who lost their friend to gun violence in the streets of Chicago.

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