VTA shooting victims, local leaders unite to support gun control legislation

VTA shooting victims, local leaders unite to support gun control legislation

Calls for gun control at gathering to honor VTA workers killed in mass shooting The victims killed in the VTA mass shooting were remembered by fellow employees and family members at a gathering in Union City on Friday. In attendance was Rep. Eric Swalwell who said the event was also a call to action against gun violence. CONNECTING… UNION CITY, Calif. – The families and friends of the nine Valley Transit Authority workers who were killed on May 26th are, along with local elected officials, turning their pain into purpose. On Friday evening in Union City, a few dozen people, most of them friends and family members of the nine people killed at the VTA’s San Jose rail yard three weeks ago, gathered to honor the memory of their loved ones and consider meaningful actions that can prevent future mass shootings. "It’s a call to action it’s not just a remembrance," U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, one of the first to speak at an outdoor podium at Charles F. Kennedy Park, said. "It’s a call to make sure we’re all safe." Other speakers who offered words of support and calls for gun control measures included the mayors of Union City, Hayward, and Fremont, along with Senator Bob Wieckowski, several Bay Area county supervisors, and Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Christina Pelosi. "Say that assault rifles are too dangerous to have in our communities," Swalwell said, noting that such a law faces challenges without bipartisan support in the Senate. "We can protect the […]

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