Mother of mass shooting victim attends rally in DC to fight for better gun laws

Mother of mass shooting victim attends rally in DC to fight for better gun laws

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – For one Nashville mother impacted by gun violence, she’s channeling her efforts to speak across the country, including the nation’s capital. Her voice embraces the importance of stricter gun laws. “I wanted my story to be heard and I want them to know how it affects you know families,” Brooks said. Shaundelle Brooks fights for better gun laws every day after losing her son, Akilah DaSilva, 23, in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch back in 2018. “The shooter that killed my son and three others if they had done what they were supposed to do my son probably would have been here if we had better gun laws,” said Brooks. Family of Waffle House murder victims call for death penalty for Reinking Brooks was invited by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, whose also victim of gun violence, to share Akilah’s story and push for change. “You feel like it’s so pure and honest because she’s been through this she knows what it feels like. She’s not just doing this to do it she’s doing this because this is something she was personally affected by…She was shot in the head and survived,” Brooks said. Last Wednesday, Brooks and her family joined hundreds of others protesting for better gun laws outside of the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court debated a case for hours surrounding concealed carry. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association wants to make it easier for people in that […]

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