January 25, at 6:30 pm, in front of Star Dance Studio, 122 West Garvey Avenue.
By News Desk
Guns are the problem – “thoughts and prayers” are not the answer. That’s the slogan members of the SGV Progressive Alliance and SGV Neighbors for Peace and Justice are using to call for a candlelight vigil organized by Compassion in SGV to express solidarity with those that died or were injured at the Monterey Park massacre, and to condemn guns.
Organizers are calling on all elected officials to publicly address the principal cause of this tragedy and that of all mass shootings: guns.
The groups noted that In the past few days, there have been numerous press conferences, public statements, and vigils, and there has been virtually no talk about guns or gun violence, although it is the number one reason this massacre and countless others have happened, and will continue to happen. According to a statement received by our newsroom.
The statement by the three organizations planning the demonstration concluded with the following:
We are deeply disappointed in our elected officials.
Universal background checks are not enough. Mental health treatment is not enough. The problem is guns.
Demonstration to Condemn Gun Violence Jan. 25, 2023 6:30pm Location Star Dance Studio 122 W. Garvey Ave, #B (Site of the January 21 Monterey Park massacre)
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