Protesters throughout the nation held rallies calling for gun regulation reform and alter in the wake of latest mass shootings.
HOUSTON — Thousands of individuals throughout the nation on Saturday participated in March for Our Lives walks and rallies calling for gun management reform.
The youth-driven initiative started in 2018 following the mass capturing at a highschool in Parkland, Florida.
In Houston, a whole bunch of individuals marched from City Hall to Sen. Ted Cruz’s office demanding for their voices to be heard.
“Our march is in response to the increase in mass shooting events, such as the Uvalde Robb Elementary School shooting and the Buffalo supermarket shooting,” occasion organizers stated. “The goals of the march are to place pressure on elected officials to pass increased gun regulation laws, connect the Houston area to a pressing issue and broadcast the voices of activists in the area.”
Protestors have been calling for what they described as “common sense national and state gun safety restrictions.”
“We’re tired of it. We need proper gun legislation with background checks. We need to stop providing citizens access to unnecessary lethal weapons,” one of many native organizers stated.
Gun management is on the high of thoughts for many given the latest tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo.
“What occurred in Uvalde and different locations represents a really sick society,” Gale Kutin stated.
“It’s upsetting. I noticed it from once I was a younger child, now, I’m 25 … it is actually irritating to see it time and again,” Ben Allen stated.
The occasion featured a number of audio system from state representatives, nonprofits and native advocacy teams.
Among them was Mayor Sylvester Turner who made a push to the polls.
“Rally we must. Speak we must. But until we show up to the ballot box, nothing will change,” Turner stated.
The group stated it’s a motion they plan to proceed till gun management laws is signed into regulation.
“Hopefully, this time is the ultimate push particularly since it’s in our yard — Uvalde. It means lots. It exhibits our legislators we’re taking this critically and one thing wants to alter,” Allen stated.
Cruz has launched a number of items of laws that he believes would assist maintain children secure by bettering background checks and securing faculties.