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Students To Rally Against Gun Violence At University of Dayton

Oct 4, 2019

Students at the University of Dayton plan to rally Friday, Oct. 4 in favor of gun reform. Organizers say they coordinated the campus protest to mark the two-month anniversary of Dayton’s deadly August mass shooting that killed nine people and injured another three dozen others.

Student organizer Cierra Stewart says she wants lawmakers to strengthen background checks and tighten firearm-sales regulations.

“People shouldn't be able to buy assault weapons legally, with the potential for just what happened in the Oregon District on that day," she says, "so, I don't think regular civilians or just anyone in America should have access to those guns.”

The rally is scheduled for the University of Dayton Kennedy Union patio  from 3-5 p.m. For more information, visit Students Demand Action’s website at everytown.org/studentsdemand/

On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he’ll unveil the language of a proposal to address gun violence.