March for Our Lives rally draws hundreds to downtown San Antonio
Parents, lecturers, college students, and activists in San Antonio joined a nationwide march Saturday to name for stricter gun legal guidelines.
SAN ANTONIO — “End gun violence” and “Protect kids, not guns” echoed by downtown San Antonio Saturday morning. Hundreds joined a march and rally to demand stricter gun legal guidelines, many with the current mass capturing in Uvalde on their minds.
This was certainly one of a number of nationwide March for Our Lives rally’s taking place throughout the nation. Survivors of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting led a march in Washington, D.C.
San Antonio’s rally was attended by a mixture of mother and father, grandparents, kids, lecturers, activists, and elected officers, together with Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro and Senator Roland Gutierrez.
March for Our Lives organizer, Frank Ruiz addressed the group earlier than and after the march from Milam Park to City Hall. On the steps of metropolis corridor, Ruiz stated “I’m a dad and I’m pissed off and I’m sad and I’m scared and I’m tired of feeling this way.”
Ruiz went on to share that his 8 year outdated had questions in regards to the mass capturing at Robb Elementary School final month : “Dad, how did this happen? Why did this happen? and has this happened before.”
“Surely, she expected that the answer would be no,” Ruiz stated.
Organizers known as for common background checks, crimson flag legal guidelines, designed to maintain firearms away from people thought-about harmful to themselves or others, and assault weapon reform.
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Maria Vergara, a San Antonio girl who attended Saturday’s rally held an indication that paid tribute to 10 year outdated Maite Rodriguez, one of many kids killed at Robb Elementary School.
“I want gun violence to stop, I want the politicians to listen to us, I want the politicians to make sacrifices just like the parents of Uvalde had to do,” Vergara stated.
Another attendee, George Nash stated he was on the rally as a result of he believes assault weapons must be banned.
“I’m a fourth generation Texan, born in Dallas, I’m 80 years old, I’m an Air Force veteran and conservative, but come on we have to do something to stop these semi-automatic weapons being used,” Nash stated.
This week, the home handed a gun reform bundle that features elevating the minimal age to buy a semi-automatic rifle to 21, and a crimson flag legislation. Right now, these payments should not anticipated to move the Senate, the place a bipartisan group of lawmakers are negotiating.