COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Parts of South Carolina are taking on an orange tint, all in the name of action against gun violence.
Friday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says landmarks including The Nickelodeon Movie Theater in Columbia are turning orange.
Cities including Beaufort, Bluffton, Columbia, Conway, Greenville, North Charleston, and Summerville are holding “Wear Orange” events, including walks and rallies.
The event in Conway will be held at the Hwy 55 Restaurant deck at Hwy 501 and Singleton Ridge Road.
Organizers say the campaign was inspired by friends of a Chicago teen killed by gunfire. The Wear Orange campaign is a coalition of more than 300 nonprofits and others working to reduce gun violence.