Protesters on both side of the gun violence isle gather in the wake of U.S. mass shootings

Protesters on both side of the gun violence isle gather in the wake of U.S. mass shootings

<p>{/p} DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF, WRGT)–Protests and vigils and continue here in the Miami Valley and across the nation following two deadly U.S. shootings in under a week. These protests are happening as local and federal lawmakers disagree about what new firearm legislation should be passed. Protests erupted nationwide, and in our own community following the March 16th shooting in Atlanta that killed 8 people, 6 of whom were of Asian descent. This weekend protests and vigils continue-to honor victims, and demand gun reforms after 10 people were killed in a Boulder Colorado grocery store on March 22nd. One Daytonprotester believes no concrete reforms have been passed because politicians are too concerned about campaign finance. “It’s not surprising the people who are in power and control they want to stay in power their objectives are to stay in power so they can make money that’s all they’re concerned about in my opinion,” Tony Brooks said. Today I also sat down with Jim Saluke, a Dayton resident who is participating in Dayton’s vigils. He tells his time traveling the world has opened his eyes to America’s gun violence crisis. He explained after Canada’s last mass shooting in 2020, Prime Minister Justin Treadeu announced a ban on more than 1,500 assault weapons. “It’s embarrassing we’re supposed to be a civilized country, that we continue to have such egregious incidences. Norway had their first mass shooting in the last 5 years. Finland had one, and only in America we have maybe 30 a […]

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