Moms Demand Action – the East Boulder Chapter gathered with the public over the weekend to build momentum around the passage of gun safety measures like universal background checks, a ban on high-capacity weapons and legislation to disarms domestic abusers. Gun law reform advocates and their families came together in Cottonwood Park in Louisville to hear from speakers and march together.
KGNU’s Rossana Longo brings us this excerpt of a speech by Maisha Fields, a Denver gun sense activist with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Maisha Fields spoke to the large multigenerational crowd about what needs to be done to combat gun violence and how the public can get involved before leading the group on a 2 mile march to the Louisville Rec Center.
On the walk, Fields was surrounded by moms, young people, and neighbors as she held a banner listing two recently passed Colorado gun laws: Responsible Secure Storage of Guns and Extreme Risk/Red Flag. The banner also listed other unpassed reforms the group is demanding elective officials pass.
List of unpassed, proposed gun reforms supported for Moms Demand Action:
- Universal Background Checks
- Assault Weapons Ban
- Disarm Domestic Abusers
- Gun Industry Accountability
- Reduce Guns in Public Places
- Police Reform
- Disarm Hate and Extremism
For more information visit the greater Denver/Aurora/Boulder Moms Demand Action website.