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Fort Wayne marches for gun control, second march in two months

This is the second march in Fort Wayne since the Florida shooting claimed 17 lives on February 14.

Posted: Mar 24, 2018 5:43 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2018 1:43 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Fort Wayne joined other cities Saturday to march for gun control. This is the second march in Fort Wayne since the Florida shooting claimed 17 lives on February 14. Most recently, a school in Maryland was affected by gun violence.

"It's more important to save lives and care about lives than guns. I don't think anyone here wants to take guns away from people. It's not about that. It's about making sure the right people have guns," said Cindie Shaleen.

Shaleen said the last rally was geared more toward students, while this one is about standing together to make change for everyone.

"It's something that has to be reminded to people over and over again. Not just on this day or that day, but constantly," She said.

Some marchers were there because they know the effects of gun violence first hand.

"My brother just died last year, December 23rd. We don't need gun violence in our lives. The world just needs to change," said Makaya Walker.

You might remember Sue Mccarrol from the last rally. She came back Saturday.

"It's still there. It's still a big problem, and congress cannot seem to pass anything meaningful," she said.

Other marchers were there to stand against President Trump's plan to arm teachers.

"I think some teachers should have them, like teachers who have a gun permit and know how to handle a weapon, but other teachers, no," said Sadae Suel, a middle school student.

Marchers said they'll continue until Congress hears their pleas.

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