Orange Army hits streets to protest gun violence

Orange Army hits streets to protest gun violence

Gun Rights

MEDIA — Less than 24 hours after 12 people were shot and killed in a Virginia Beach mass shooting, hundreds took to the streets in Media to remember all those whose lives were lost to gun violence while advocating for more legislative reform. "The shooter had a 45-caliber handgun, several high capacity magazines and a suppressor," said Jessica Frankl, co-chair of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, of the Virginia Beach gunman. "And according to initial investigations, he is thought to have obtained this weapon legally. We have been here one too many times, folks. Today, there are 12 more angels in Heaven whose lives were taken too soon." Saturday’s Wear Orange Rally and Walk to End Gun Violence, sponsored by Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, actually was scheduled long before Friday’s latest mass shooting. Spurred by the latest carnage, hundreds gathered at the Second Baptist Church of Media to start the rally, with participants decked out in orange shirts. After a service at the church the group proceeded to walk down State Street to the Delaware County Courthouse to close their event. They wore orange as an effort started by the friends of 13-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed six years ago in a case of mistaken identity. A week earlier, she had performed at one of the events surrounding former President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Event organizers noted that the color orange is worn by hunters in the woods so […]

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