“They Used To Walk Among Us”
LOS ANGELES, CA – Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) took to the streets Friday, July 13, 2018 to rally with the community against gun violence. The increase of gun violence throughout the 64th Assembly District, particularly in South Los Angeles, Compton, Watts/Willowbrook, Carson, and Wilmington is devastating.
Asm. Gipson encouraged the public to bring a pair of shoes belonging to or representing a victim lost to gun violence. The group shut down the corner of Manchester and Vermont avenues as hundreds of shoes flooded the streets in recognition of those who lost their lives.
Law enforcement, including LADP Chief Michel Moore and Sheriff Jim McDonnell, local residents, and clergy members came together to create a call to action for stricter gun legislation and to keep guns off the streets and out of the wrong hands.
Gipson, who carries a bill (AB2382) that would require background checks for anyone purchasing any part of a firearm used to assemble weapons at home, said “We’re tired of bearing our young. We’re tired of bearing our potential that could be growing up to be something magnificent, that could be contributors to our community. Enough is enough.”