Today, advocates for common-sense gun laws will hold a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina as part of the “No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence” – a 25-state national bus tour over a period of 100 days aimed at urging America’s leaders to support sensible gun safety measures. The rally begins at 10am.
Participants will come together to voice their continued support for comprehensive and enforceable background checks. They will also thank Senator Kay Hagan for voting to support this life-saving measure, and they will urge Senator Richard Burr to reconsider his position and take another look at bipartisan legislation sponsored by two NRA A-rated lawmakers that would help keep guns out of the wrong hands.
Participants will include: Neil Heslin, the father of 6-year-old Newtown victim Jesse Lewis; U.S. Congressman David Price; Morrisville Mayor Jackie Holcombe; Joslin Simms, whose son Rayburn was murdered with a gun in Durham in 2005; Brinda Sousley, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; and Hilton Cancel, a local gun owner, former police officer, and board member of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence.
The tour will stop at Moore Square Park, 200 S Blount Street, Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, June 22nd.