Gun Violence Awareness Walk To Take Place Today In Santa Monica

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 9:56:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The Los Angeles chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will hold a walk today in Santa Monica to honor gun violence victims and their families.

It is scheduled from 2-4 pm with the starting location listed as the Senior Center at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park.

"We will picnic and visit, then march down Ocean Avenue, each carrying eight flowers to honor the eight mothers who lose a child to gun violence every day in America,” the invitation says on its Facebook page.

Organizers said this event and others scheduled for today across the country empower American moms to demand that their rights as mothers “shall not be infringed.”

It is a family-friendly event with crafts and face painting for children

The national campaign includes videos highlighting how gun violence has changed Mother’s Day for victims, as well as a Mother’s Bill of Rights, DIY paper flowers representing the eight American children shot and killed every day in America, and local gatherings on behalf of chapters across the country.

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