Gun Control And Second Amendment Advocates Meet At ‘March For Our Lives’ Town Hall Meeting

Gun Control And Second Amendment Advocates Meet At 'March For Our Lives' Town Hall Meeting

The March For Our Lives town hall meeting panel consisted of high school students from the national movement and Salt Lake City chapter representatives. At a town-hall style March For Our Lives event in Utah, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students joined local policymakers and Second Amendment rights groups to share ideas about ways to protect students from gun violence. “We here in Utah are finally ready to have this conversation that had to have happened a long long time ago, the conversation of gun reform,” said Ermiya Fanaeian, a co-founder of March For Our Lives Salt Lake City. Fanaeian helped organize Saturday’s town hall where the Utah chapter of the national organization Moms Demand Action volunteered to register voters. “Our legislators are not listening to the people because the majority of Americans want universal background checks," said Terri Gilfillian, Utah chapter president for Moms Demand Action . "And so we are demanding that they listen to us… these children’s stories and voices are what we’re fighting for.” Representatives from the Utah Gun Exchange, which serves as an online source for buying, selling and trading guns, have been following the March for Our Lives’ Road to Change nationwide tour while driving an armored vehicle. Four days before the Utah event, the original location sponsor pulled out over possible safety concerns. The co-owner of the Utah Gun Exchange, Sam Robinson, was in the city of Sandy where the tour town hall meeting happened. “I think that overall it went pretty […]

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