Day after another mass shooting, anti-gun violence activists to rally Saturday

Day after another mass shooting, anti-gun violence activists to rally Saturday

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Police work the scene where eleven people were killed during a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach city public works building, Friday, May 31, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 11 people before police fatally shot him, authorities said. Six other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life, said Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera. L. Todd Spencer – Associated Press MEDIA — Today people will be taking to the borough streets in a wave of orange to honor those lose to gun violence and to remind others the fight is still on. Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy is holding a "Wear Orange" rally and walk to end gun violence at 1 p.m today, starting with a rally inside the Second Baptist Church of Media at 400 E. State St. Then, they will walk up State Street to the Delaware County Courthouse for a closing rally. "A lot of people look forward to an opportunity to march and get out there and support gun violence prevention," Jessica Frankl, co-chair of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, said. "This is to say we are still working year round. The problem of gun violence has not stopped … It’s a problem that touches every aspect of society." The wearing orange is in honor of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and […]

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