Moms Demand Action, League of Women Voters call to end gun violence

Moms Demand Action, League of Women Voters call to end gun violence

People at the event wrote down on signs the names of those who have been affected by gun violence in the hopes that they are never forgotten. (Patrick Baron/WJBC) BLOOMINGTON – Dozens of members of McLean County Moms Demand Action and the League of Women Voters came out to White Oak Park Saturday wearing orange to call for an end to gun violence. The Town of Normal and the City of Bloomington recently signed a proclamation declaring June 1 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. In a show of support for the proclamation, a number of people wore orange shirts and walked around the lake at White Oak Park to signify their unity in the fight to bring gun violence to an end in the country. Moms Demand Action co-leader Karen Irvin explained the group doesn’t want to take away guns from legal gun owners, they simply want schools and streets to be a safe place for their children. “We’re a group that supports the Second Amendment rights of citizens and we also believe that there are loopholes that can be closed, legislatively, to make gun ownership more safe and to have more responsibility with that,” said Irvin. Irvin added the group is nonpartisan as it has members from both sides of the gun control debate who want to halt gun violence. Julie Hile, a resident of Normal who attended the event, explained the best way to end gun violence is to be open with one another and have […]

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