Mayor Bowser calls on residents to take action on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Patrick McDermott / Stringer / Getty Images

Mayor Bowser Wants You to Help Take Guns Off the Street

June 7, 2019

By Cameron Jenkins

In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Mayor Murial Bowser stressing the importance of gun safety.

"MPD is committed to the removal of illegal guns off our streets to protect residents & visitors. A loss of life to gun violence is a tragedy that can be prevented in the District & the nation," @DCPoliceDept tweeted.

They also shared a startling fact that "#DCPolice officers removed 49 illegal firearms from the streets of #DC."

On Friday, Mayor Bowser chimed in, appealing to D.C. residents to help police rid D.C. of illegal firearms.

"We have too many illegal guns on our streets, and we are working to remove them. But we cannot do it without you, so if you have a tip, contact @DCPoliceDept at 202-727-9099 or text 50-411. #EnoughisEnough #SaferStrongerDC," she tweeted.

People across the nation are wearing orange today to raise gun violence awareness.

"I #WearOrange today for Kevin Neal Jr my nephew killed by gun violence age 18 and Sharon Neal, my mother killed by gun age 25, and the many others who's names and stories must never be forgotten," @LorenzoTNeal tweeted.


"Proud to #WearOrange today along with all my inspiring colleagues at @SandyHook. For us, every day is gun violence awareness day. Together we can make change to #ProtectOurKids!" @JustEtheridge tweeted.

"Today I #WearOrange because there is an epidemic of gun violence in our country and it’s hurting black and brown communities the most. We must #ProtectOurSchools," @PrincessRMoss tweeted.

"Like too many Americans, I have lost someone I love to gun violence. Today I #WearOrange because I believe we can end gun violence. Join us http://wearorange.org" @ashleyn1cole tweeted.

Follow @WPGC on Twitter and Instagram