#WearOrange: Dozens gather on Fountain Square to call for gun safety

#WearOrange: Dozens gather on Fountain Square to call for gun safety

Gun Rights

CINCINNATI (WKRC)- Lisa Gould is one of the many people who came out to the # WearOrange event at Fountain Square Saturday afternoon. It was just over eight years ago that her son, David, was shot and killed in Madisonville . The 19-year-old’s killer has never been caught. Every day she hopes someone comes forward to help find the person who shot her son. "I’m just here to support this rally today because I think it’s a very good purpose and cause because there’s just simply too much gun violence," Gould said. Michele Mueller is one of the organizers of the rally. She got involved with Moms Demand Action after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012. "I was concerned for our grandchildren’s future and their safety and, really, the safety of all families in the communities," Mueller said. The Wear Orange initiative started to honor Hadiya Pendleton. The 15-year-old was shot and killed in Chicago in 2013. She died one week after she performed at President Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade. Her friends wore orange to honor her, and the color has become a symbol for advocacy surrounding gun violence. Moms Demand Action says it’s all for the Second Amendment and it has many gun owners supporting it. Mueller says they just want to see common-sense changes to gun laws. "We are advocating closing dangerous loopholes to keep guns [from] domestic abusers. We support red flag laws. So, a lot of gun safety, common-sense solutions that the majority […]

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