Mayors across the nation on Thursday held a National Day to Demand Action press conference, to demand action to stop gun violence in our communities. In Gary, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was joined by Police Chief Wade Ingram, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter, as well as leaders of the faith community, and the mother of 18-year-old Charles Wood and 19-year-old Shaqwone Ham, both of Gary, two teenagers killed by gun violence on Sunday, March 17th. Prosecutor Bernard Carter says parents need to start taking for responsibility for their children, and learn how what your children are doing, and who they associate with.
Mayor Freeman-Wilson says today is just the beginning, calling for background checks, a ban on assault weapons, regulating the use of guns, while still keeping Second Amendment rights in tact and implored concerned residents to stand up and say, “We've had enough”, and to sign the “Call to Action” petition.
For a link to the petition to demand action from Congress, click http://www.demandaction.org.
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