As America fights to end gun violence, a gunman in Orlando workplace kills 5, then himself

Photo by Adam Schultz, Schultz Media
Photo by Adam Schultz, Schultz Media

Over the weekend, America turned orange as Everytown For Gun Saftey and Moms Demand Action rallied the country to make a change — to end the senseless deaths that come at the hand of guns.

Supporters came together for rallies and marches…

From left: Rhode Island; Illinois; Maine; Kentucky; District of Columbia; California; New York; Indiana; Iowa

…survivors of gun violence shared their stories…

Natasha Christopher and Christopher Underwood; Aurora Vasquez; Nate and Cleo Pendleton; Uma Loganathan; Diana Alvarado; Ashley Cech; Lucy McBath; Cheryl Stumbo; Brooke Edwards

…skylines and landmarks across the country lit up orange…

Boathouse Row, Philadelphia; Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa; Empire State Building, New York City; Peace Bridge, Buffalo; City Hall, Los Angeles; Boulder Bandshell, Boulder; Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma City; National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati

And their message needs to be heard — even louder.

On Monday, a 45-year-old Army veteran shot five of his former co-workers dead before killing himself.

Fired in April, John Robert Neumann Jr. went on a deadly rampage at the Orlando offices of RV awning company Fiamma at around 8am.

Photo by Adam Schultz, Schultz Media


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Melissa Myers is a trained journalist working in London and New York. She worked for national newspapers in the U.K. as a celebrity journalist and was the News Director of In Touch magazine in the U.S. In 2017, she focused on making a difference in the world and launched her website Melissa also builds websites for various clientele and runs social media campaigns for non-profits.