Kalamazoo Community Says ‘Enough is Enough’ to Gun Violence

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (June 16, 2014) — Nearly 100 people gathered in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood Monday to speak out against increased gun violence in the community.

The mother of teenage shooting victim Michael Day was one of the dozens in attendance at the “Enough is Enough” rally.

“We ought to be angry as hell that a 13-year-old lost his life,” one man said to the crowd.  “Any time we lose a young child at the precious age of 13 we should be mad.”

There have been three times as many shots fired reports in the Edison neighborhood in March and April than in those months last year.  The forum was open to anyone who wanted to speak out about problems and solutions to that violence.

Michael Day, 13, was shot and killed on Memorial Day while riding his bike.  Three people are facing murder charges connected to that shooting, including a 15-year-old.

 

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2 comments

  • The Truth

    YES you should be "angry as hell" BUT..it won't do any good if you don't address the REAL problem.
    The problem is NOT lawful gun owners, the NRA, Bushmaster or any form of "gun control", We ALREADY have 30.000 gun laws on the books.
    Do you really think taking "my" guns away will stop any crime?
    IF YOU REALLY WANT TO STOP THE VIOLENCE YOU MUST ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEM.
    The first thing you need to do is be honest about WHO'S doing the killing and don't let political correctness stand in the way.
    The anti-gun lobby hasn't done one thing to really stop violence, they use the violence as an excuse to push their anti-gun agenda…
    As you can see, that does nothing..
    Why ?
    Because lawful, legal gun owners aren't the people committing the crime.

    Sincerely I wish you good luck and am deeply sorry for your lose.

  • Dan DeKoch

    Amen bother. the antis blame legal firearm owners and let the bad guys alone. they care about is banning guns.
    they don't care about the children =, all they care about is pushing communism on america