March for Our Lives, a national gun control organization, is holding a nationwide march for a “nation free of gun violence” on June 11.
The group will hold two events in Idaho. One event will occur at the capitol in Boise, and the other will be held in Lewiston at a location that has not yet been determined.
Both events will begin at 11:00 a.m., with the Boise event being Mountain Time and the Lewiston event being Pacific Time.
On the March for Our Lives website, they describe the event by saying,
In light of the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX, March For Our Lives is demanding action by returning to our roots — it’s time for another March For Our Lives.
Since we last marched for gun violence prevention in 2018, we passed lifesaving legislation in states across the country. It’s time to hit the streets once again. We are calling for a March For Our Lives on Saturday, June 11 demanding that President Biden and lawmakers take action immediately to stop the gun violence epidemic. Organizers from across our chapters will be putting on local marches and the national organization will produce a high-impact, high-volume March in DC.Advertisement
Our message and ask for this March is simple: no longer will we be held hostage by our lawmakers and no longer will we tolerate feeling unsafe in our communities. Regardless of what party you stand for, if you do not support lifesaving measures like universal background checks, we will pledge to vote against you this fall and in future elections.
The events are being held after the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which took the lives of 19 children and two adults.
Another gun control group, Moms Demand Action, will be supporting the event as well. The group also supports a vigil for the Uvalde victims on Tuesday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. MT on the Jefferson Steps of the Idaho capitol building. That event is also being put on by March for Our Lives – Idaho.Advertisement
March for Our Lives is calling for several measures regarding firearms, such as a license to own a gun, annual licensing fees, a minimum age of 21 for firearm possession, required safety storage laws, a ban on “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” and more.
Idaho is one of the least regulated states when it comes to firearms.
Idaho Dispatch asked Idaho Second Amendment Alliance Political Director Christy Zito about the planned gun control march. She stated,
Every American has a right to protest and express their views, even if we disagree with what they are protesting about.
The gun control groups are once again trying to use a tragedy to push their disarmament agenda. Their ultimate goal is the abolishment of the 2nd Amendment, and more of them are starting to say it out loud. Rather than focusing on the root causes of someone getting to a place mentally where they do something horrific as we saw in Texas, the gun control lobby pushes attacks on our constitutional rights which won’t solve anything in the end.
As we have done for a decade now, the ISAA will continue to protect and defend the right to keep and bear arms.
There are solutions to stopping these killers, but they aren’t fixed by banning inanimate objects. They are fixed by not only better securing our schools, letting teachers who want to be armed defend themselves and others, but there is a much deeper fix which half the country doesn’t want to hear.
We need to restore God in our lives, deal with the mental health crisis our youth are facing, and brining the nuclear family back to the forefront of our society.
These radical leftists claim gun owners don’t care about lives, but nothing could be further from the truth. We refuse to be lectured about “life” when these same radical leftists believe it’s okay to kill a baby in the womb even up until the day it is due to be born. Some of them even say it’s okay to kill a baby AFTER it has been born.
Americans who cherrish life and freedom will continue to do so and the ISAA will be here standing side by side with them.
What do you think of the gun control debate? Should Idaho change its firearm laws?
If so, what laws do you think Idaho should change? Let us know in the comment section below.
Note: Greg Pruett serves as the President of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance.
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