Parents, students march for ‘gun ownership responsibility’ in Goodview parade

Parents, students march for 'gun ownership responsibility' in Goodview parade

Buy Now The Winona chapter of Moms Demand Action and Winona Youth Actions march together during Sunday’s Goodview Days parade. The mission of both groups is to raise advocacy for "common sense" gun regulations. Madeline Heim, Winona Daily News Julie Chiasson held a sign that read “We support the 2nd Amendment” as she marched down Sixth Street as part of the city of Goodview’s 39th annual parade Sunday afternoon. For Goodview, which President Donald Trump carried in 2016 and skews conservative, the sign alone would not have surprised anyone — but the group touting it might have. Chiasson is a member of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which began in 2012 as a response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “I was holding my sign, and (someone) said, ‘Well, that doesn’t even make sense!’ And I said, ‘We believe in gun ownership responsibility,’ and they said, ‘Oh, that makes sense,’” Chiasson explained. “So that was really positive, I felt.” Chiasson marched alongside a group 40-strong that included others from her organization, which began in Winona this past November, as well as several students from the group Winona Youth Actions. “There’s a lot of gun ownership in rural Minnesota,” said Moms Demand Action local lead Anne Morse. “Our message is just to explain, it’s not gun ownership that’s the problem. It’s gun ownership by folks that aren’t responsible.” The group aims to implement two main initiatives, Morse said: […]

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