May 19, 2024

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Bell County Democrats hosting gun control rally at Killeen park | Local News

Bell County Democrats are hosting a rally called “March for our lives,” an event to end gun violence, on Saturday at a Killeen park.

The group says that the event will be an opportunity for attendees to learn about gun safety, talk to candidates and elected officials, and to register to vote.

The rally will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Killeen Community Center Park, 2201 E. Veterans Blvd.

“March for Our Lives is a movement that encourages young people and supporters to take action by garnering support to end gun violence through policy initiatives, educational initiatives, voting initiatives, and mobilization,” according to a news release about the event from Lynda Nash, the Bell County Democratic Party chairwoman and a Harker Heights councilwoman.

“Gun safety has always been a prevalent issue, but has come to the forefront because of recent mass shootings including those in Buffalo and Uvalde,” according to the release. “Now is the time to implement significant resolutions. To take action, the Bell County Democrats are hosting a rally, in support of the National March for Our Lives campaign, where they will offer an opportunity to speak to local candidates and elected officials. There will be gun safety courses by instructor Terrell Simmons, a letter writing campaign, voter registration as well as conducting important conversations around it.”