STUDIO CITY—Over 60 marchers protested in Studio City on Sunday, December 14 to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Shooting that occurred in Connecticut on December 14, 2012. This year marks the third anniversary of the incident.
In light of other recent shootings that have occurred including the San Bernardino shooting, which left 14 people dead and 22 injured and the Paris attacks, which left 368 people injured and 130 people dead, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City wants to curb gun violence by making it mandatory that gun owners promote responsible gun ownership and safety.
“This year alone, there have been 355 mass shootings and we have more than 30,000 people killed by gun violence every year,” said Reverend Nica Eaton- Gunn of the UUC to the Daily News.
San Francisco closed it’s last gun shop in the city and Los Angeles has followed suit by banning large-capacity ammunition magazines in 2015. The new laws require safe storage and locked up weapons at home.
According to Councilman Paul Krekorian, the laws will hopefully become effective statewide as well as nationally. He stated to ABC7 News:
“They lawyer up and they sue because that’s their last refuge in their battle against common sense in their battle to try to keep guns flowing in this country.”
Krekorian, who implemented the gun control laws in the state of California says that he won’t stop in his journey until Congress “stops fearing extremists.”
Canyon News reached out to Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City and no further comment is available.