Community leaders emphasize the importance of gun control

Community leaders emphasize the importance of gun control

In a rally, community leaders share stories of how gun violence has affected them and their families and why gun control is a must at this point.

From The Cap Times:

To Jim Nosal and his wife, gun control is an issue that is all too personal. Their daughter, Caroline, was shot earlier this year. Just 24 years old, she was killed at the Metro Mart on Cottage Grove Road in February.

On Wednesday night, Nosal attended a rally at the City-County Building for gun violence prevention. Organized by U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, community leaders, activists and citizens gathered to express their support for what Pocan called “common sense measures” of gun legislation.

“What my wife and I have been through, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, so that’s why I’m here,” Nosal said.

Last Wednesday, House Democrats staged a sit-in for almost 26 hours in an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation following the recent mass shooting in Orlando. They were unsuccessful, and the House adjourned for the fourth of July. Democrats promised to continue their fight on their return. In the meantime, House Democrats across the country organized a nationwide Day of Action to highlight the issue in their home states.

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