Joslin Simms, a Durham mother, lost her 30-year-old son to gun violence in 2005. He left behind 4 children, one of whom was an infant at the time of his death. Eight years later, her son’s murder is considered a cold case by authorities.
Simms, along with a father who lost his 6-year-old son in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in CT six months ago, were participants in the “No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence” rally that took place in downtown Raleigh today. U.S. Congressman David Price, Morrisville Mayor Jackie Holcombe and members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and North Carolinians Against Gun Violence were also present.
Simms said she wants people to understand that legislation requiring background checks before purchasing firearms are not a violation of anyone’s Second Amendment rights. She went on to say that there have been several shootings in her Durham neighborhood in recent weeks and she doesn’t want anyone else to lose their children.