Gun reform rally demands Sen. Toomey support gun safety laws

A gun reform rally was held Tuesday afternoon outside of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office building in downtown Pittsburgh.

Several organizations including Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, March for Our Lives, Cease Fire PA, Pittsburgh Public School teachers, parents and students came together to demand Toomey support gun safety legislation.

The rally is in light of recent violence across the city of Pittsburgh and the nation, including the mass shooting in Buffalo and the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.

“The shooter in Buffalo was not a criminal mastermind, the shooter in Texas was not a criminal mastermind,” Hogg said. “These were barely adults, they were 18 and 19-year-olds who waited until they were old enough to buy an AR-15 legally and they did so. Stop arming the bad guys with guns.”

“People are afraid, people are angry that our children aren’t being protected,” said Nina Esposito-Visgitis, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers president. “Our teachers do everything they can to protect our kids, our students mean everything to them. But some things can not protect our students unless, the laws are in place.”

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