Rally against mass shootings drew close to 250 marchers Sunday morning in LFP

Wednesday, June 15, 2022


By Diane Hettrick
Photos by Mike Remarcke

Close to 250 people, many dressed in the orange and red t-shirts of the Moms Demand Action (against gun violence) gathered Sunday morning, June 12, 2022 at Brookside Elementary in Lake Forest Park.

Enough is Enough the shirts say

They were there to express their concern about the epidemic of gun violence in America and their frustration at the lack of action from political leaders to protect the public.

In honor of the students and teachers who lost their lives on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas we rally against mass shootings.
PTA not NRA

They marched with home-made signs to Lake Forest Park Elementary where they gathered to hear speeches from local advocates and local politicians.

We cannot continue to allow shootings to traumatize Americans and lose innocent lives. We must act, unify, and change the status quo. None of us have been the same since the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings. These can be prevented by reasonable gun laws and we demand action. 
State Senator David Frockt

They were joined by State Senator David Frockt, State Representatives Gerry Pollet and Shelley Kloba.


Lake Forest Park Police officers provided a watchful presence, stopping traffic on Ballinger Way to allow the marchers to safely pass.


This event was organized by a collection of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park parents.



1 comments:

Anonymous,  June 17, 2022 at 12:39 PM  

It's time to get real. "Reasonable" new gun laws won't stop the phenomenon of mass shootings, because we can't ban our way to a solution.

Here's a dirty little secret: shooting up a classroom of children doesn't require an AR. One can accomplish it with a completely normal pistol and a bag of magazines fully compliant with Washington's magazine ban that's soon to take effect. Unless we are willing to ban and confiscate all guns, it will continue to be possible for anyone to destroy a roomful of young children with the commonest firearm.

Of course, doing that would first require repealing the 2nd Amendment, which is politically impossible, then going door to door would result in the deaths of thousands of law enforcement personnel since people wouldn't willingly give them up.

The gun is not the problem here. It's the online coordination between antisocial young men who consider the Columbine attackers their heroes, and who plan to go out in their own blazes of glory. Surveil these networks and disrupt them if you really want to make a dent in the problem.

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