Attendees marched over Clairemont Drive overpass
just before 6pm April 30 to ask for stricter gun safety laws!
Many of the cars and trucks on the busy I-5 South honked their appreciation.
Protect children, not guns!
What do we want? Background checks. When do we want them? Now!
Attendees then marched back to Mission Bay Park where Rhoda Quate of Organizing for Action introduced several speakers:
Sue Taylor – Brady Campaign
Francine Busby – Run Women Run
Reverend David Miller – Minister Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
Reverend Hugh Mohammed – Minister and Advocate of Gun Violence Reduction
To wrap up the rally Danny Gindling performed his song The Same Gun Show that you can listen to here.
CBS8.com covered the event and interviewed Rhoda Quate, “Our motto here is protect kids, not guns, and that being that the laws currently have loopholes such that guns seem to be the ones being protected as far as criminal access to them.”
KFMB Online coverage
KUSI Channel 9
KFMB Channel 8 TV
XETV Channel 6
Channel 10 TV
There were a few (3 or 4) anti-rally protestors in attendance.
Many thanks to the San Diego Police whose presence helped ensure the event passed off safely and to San Diego Police Chief Willam Lansdown who supports calls for improved gun safety – “Stricter back round checks, a ban on assault weapons, and a data base that tracks guns, needs to be the starting point,” he said. “My officers should never be out gunned, but sometimes that’s the sad realty.”