Local Organization Raises Gun Violence Awareness

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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA) – In honor of Gun Violence Awareness Day, people across Northwest Arkansas donned their orange colors to show solidarity in bringing safer gun laws to the U.S.

The organization ‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’ held their annual event in Fayetteville and Bentonville Saturday.

Speakers shared their personal testimonies and thoughts about gun rights, ownership and usage.

It’s a topic with solutions that seem obvious for some, but not all.

“This is not political, this is not about gun owners versus non gun owners, this is about everyone coming together to find common sense solutions to something we can all admit is a problem,” said Nicole Clowney, Northwest Arkansas Mom’s Demand Action Founder.

Fayetteville resident Bill Ortin said, “trying to keep honest and peaceful people from defending themselves is not the answer.”

This time last year, Clowney said there were two groups statewide.

That number has since grown to 12.

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