| On Thursday, April 16, I will be leading a student led peaceful protest to commemorate the second anniversary of the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, and an attempt to change some of the lax gun laws in Virginia and nationwide that allow criminals to easily purchase guns.
Exact place and time are to be determined, but we are planning on doing the lie-in sometime in the afternoon on April 16. The facebook group for the event is here:
We will lie down on the ground for three minutes in silence. Three minutes is the length of time it took the Virginia Tech shooter to purchase his weapon.
Some facts about guns and the gun show loophole:
33 states, including Virginia, have not yet closed their gun show loopholes.
The gun show loophole makes it possible for potential criminals to easily buy guns, no questions asked. Omar Samaha, brother of Reema Samaha, recently was part of a news story on just how easy it is to buy these guns.
87% of Americans want the gun show loophole to be closed, and 83% of gun owners also stand with us.
20/20 ran a special highlighting gun safety issues in the classroom setting and on the gun show loophole. You can find that information here.