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Anti-Gun Violence Advocates Rally In Frankfort

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Survivors of gun violence and their supporters rallied in Frankfort on Wednesday, hoping to stop three bills under consideration by lawmakers.

Volunteers with the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, gathered in the Capitol Rotunda alongside members of the General Assembly.

Survivors of gun violence — including Lucy McBath — and other concerned citizens urged lawmakers to reject a three bills under consideration in the House and Senate that the anti-gun violence advocates say will worsen the problem. 

House Bill 210, House Bill 36, and Senate Bill 103 have not yet gone to the House Floor for a vote.

During the Moms Demand Action rally, Hollan Holm spoke out. He is a survivor of the Heath High School shooting twenty years ago. He had been shot in the head.

Holm explained what he would like to see happen to politicians who favor relaxed gun laws.

"If you continue to ignore our voices, then it's time for you to retire," he said. 

"It's like an assembly line of tragedy. The shooting happens, then the thoughts and prayers come out, and tweets. Then nothing else happens," he said. 

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