Thousands of people marched through downtown Raleigh to the Halifax Mall on Saturday, March 24, 2018 to honor the victims of gun violence and school shootings, and to demand common sense weapons laws.
Julia Wall firstname.lastname@example.org  This week's events should coincide with the anniversary of the 1995 school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, when two students killed 13 people.
Sanzari Aranyak, 18, a senior at Broughton High School in Raleigh, said: The Wake Walks event arose after the organizers of the individual school protests met to plan a countywide event.
Legislators "already know that students from separate schools are very passionate about gun violence," Aranyak said. "But they are seeing that people are willing to work together."
The event starts at 4 p.m. in Halifax Mall, near the grounds of the state legislative building. In conjunction with the walk, Broughton students plan to meet at Fred Fletcher Park at 3 p.m. walk 1.2 miles to Halifax Mall.
U.S. Representative David Price plans to speak at the event, where people will talk about the Why Wake Walk platform, which includes comprehensive background checks for all gun purchases and the prohibition of "potholes", attachments that can make weapons Semi-automatic fire faster. The platform also says that the group wants "semi-automatic weapons to be illegal for civilians", but Levin said they are talking about weapons such as AR-15 rifles and not firearms …
"We are not here to revoke the 2nd Amendment, "Levin said. "We only want to reform the current gun laws," the investigation shows that the United States has more deaths from weapons than other first world countries, and is directly related to these weapons laws.
The organizers will also register people to vote at the event. There was a national push to organize young people to become a force at the polls in November and beyond
"We need to balance civil disobedience with civil commitment," said 17-year-old Sheel Patel, a student of the past. year at Panther Creek High School in Cary and an event organizer. "We want to make sure everyone participates by registering to vote."
The event will include information booths with various left groups that promote gun control laws, including Planned Parenthood, Moms Demand Action, Carolina Jews for Justice, North Carolinians Against the armed violence and the Council of Churches of North Carolina.
Patel said that the organizers communicated with several right-wing groups and groups in favor of the gun to participate, but none responded or did not respond.
"We are not going to endorse any side," Patel said. "We are going to support the truth."
But Valone of Grassroots NC said that events like Friday's "are being organized by leftist organizations" that have discovered how to turn children into weapons. "Valone said lawmakers should not" please emotion "when Try to ask for more gun control laws.
"I am confident that our General Assembly will stick to the facts and logic and reject this leftist agenda," he said 19659025.]