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Residents Rally for Gun Safety Laws in Wake of Mass Shootings

First published in the June 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Participating in the nationwide “March For Our Lives” protests, about 150 people of all ages gathered in Memorial Park to rally in support of gun control legislation on Saturday.

Photo courtesy Anne Tryba
Rev. Kyle Sears, Erin Eisinger and state Sen. Anthony Portantino participated in the local “March For Our Lives” demonstration on Saturday.

The Rev. Kyle Sears, from La Cañada Congregational Church, and his daughter kicked off the event by introducing state Sen. Anthony Portantino, who spoke about “common sense” gun legislation that has been passed by the state or is currently under consideration.
Rally participants made posters, heard live music, participated in a collective art project and had an opportunity to register to vote. The group lined up along Foothill Boulevard near the park with their posters and signs, where passing cars honked in support of their messages.
Representing a local coalition of concerned mothers, Erin Elsinger said, “Today was a great example of the community — the clergy, politicians, activists, students and people of all ages and walks — coming together to take a stand against gun violence and participate in one of hundreds of events to ‘march for our lives.’ When people get involved — even in such blistering heat — we can make change.”

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