LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Local activists are setting their sights on the issue of gun violence in the city, and Wednesday night they’re holding a town hall meeting on the issue.
The meeting is in response to recent tragedies that have happened in Lexington and across the country.
It has been organized by student activists, who say they want to open a discussion between the people of Lexington and the city’s leaders about potential solutions for gun violence.
The Kentucky Town Hall on Gun Violence wants to initiate political action that will be reducing the rate of gun violence within the greater Lexington area, while also preventing future mass shootings.
The event organizers say that everyone is invited to the meeting, and that it’s meant to be a bipartisan event.
All Lexington leaders have been invited, including Governor Matt Bevin.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. It is expected to last two hours.