Moms Demand Action Treasure Valley host "Wear Orange" event

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 14:20:31-04

This weekend kicked off a national campaign to end gun violence. To bring awareness to the cause here in Boise, Moms Demand Action Treasure Valley held a Wear Orange event. Moms, dads, and kids put on their brightest orange shirt and rallied together in front of Boise City Hall Saturday morning. Organizer Amber LaBelle says folks wore the color orange to send the message to end gun violence.

"On average, 200 hundred Americans are injured with a firearm every single day," said Labelle

She added this is the first time they have hosted an event like this in Idaho.

"The goal of the Wear Orange event is to raise awareness around gun violence because we know that we can save lives by implementing sensible legislative policy solutions," said Labelle. 

She says hundreds came out to show their support. Kathryn Montgomery is a domestic violence survivor. She says Saturday's event was emotional for her.

"It was a beautiful atmosphere; however, it's brought up a lot of memories for me," said Montgomery.

Montgomery hopes she can use her experiences to protect others.

"I believe in the second amendment; however, I believe criminals should not have access to guns."

Dianna David is a gun owner. David grew up around guns and proudly owns three guns.

"I often talk about this that we can be gun owners and support sensible common sense legislation," said David.

Organizers hope events like this will help bring the community together.