Families of gun violence victims are taking part in a community event to remember and honor those who have died. The Remembrance of Life event will take place Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Ascension in Minneapolis. The event is organized by Protect Minnesota, MADDADS and From Death to Life.
Mary Johnson’s son was murdered 20 years ago. She has since forgiven the man who killed him, but still feels compelled to work to stop the killing. “Our youth should not be able to walk out of their door, and walk down the block and get a gun,” Johnson said. The summit included police officers, pastors and citizens – working to end gun violence. Among the attendees was Leroy Duncan of Protect Minnesota.
A group working to stop gun violence is holding a summit in Minneapolis to talk about preventing violence and creating safe communities. Protect Minnesota is hosting its summit on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis.
The Connecticut school shooting sparked a rally in Minneapolis Friday night centered around ending gun violence.