SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN)—On Saturday, NAACP chapters here in Alabama and nationwide are asking
people to wear “orange” to emphasize the urgency of ending gun violence.

Geneva County NAACP Chapter President, Reverand James Ruttlen, has organized
a rally at the fountain on Main Street in Downtown Samson.

Members of the Covington County NAACP chapter will also be there. Previously, Rev. Ruttlen
organized a “stop the violence” rally in Samson following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police two years ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On Saturday, Ruttlen says they’ll be speakers asking state and federal lawmakers
to “raise” the age of purchasing firearms to 21-years-old.

In addition, one Samson mother of six kids from six-to-16-years old would like law enforcement to better vet those with mental issues from ever getting a gun.

Tomorrow’s rally at the Samson Downtown Fountain will run from eleven in the morning
till 12:30.