Nashua moms demand a future free from gun violence

Nashua moms demand a future free from gun violence

Gun Rights

Members of Moms Demand Action gather Wednesday on the front steps of Nashua City Hall to remind citizens about National Gun Violence Awareness Day, which is Friday. NASHUA — Local moms gathered Wednesday on the front steps of City Hall to encourage responsible gun ownership and to raise awareness of national gun violence. Deidre Reynolds of Nashua has been a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. “So many innocent people are losing their lives every year to gun violence. Whether it is here in New Hampshire — we do have gun violence in New Hampshire — or whether it is in other parts of the country, we are all connected and we need to do something to start to reduce gun violence and we need to take measures that will reduce it,” Reynolds said. On Wednesday, Mayor Jim Donchess declared Friday as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the Gate City, urging individuals to build on the efforts to prevent gun violence throughout the country. “Every day 100 Americans are killed by gun violence, and, on average, there are nearly 13,000 homicides every year,” said Donchess, adding Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed with guns than people in other developed countries. National Gun Violence Awareness Day is Friday, which is also known as Wear Orange Friday — the color that was worn by friends of Hadiya Pendleton after the teen was […]

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