January 14, 2016

Hundreds of Residents Stand Up Against Gun Violence

Hundreds of residents joined community leaders to stand up against continued gun violence. The rally held on Sunday, December 20 in Rockville, included speaker Cathy Mitchell, who lost her son Billy to gun violence in 2011. Additional speakers included: County Executive Ike Leggett, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Robert Disney from the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence and Police Chief Tom Manger. The peaceful rally ended with music and the lighting of hundreds of candles.

Rally against gun violence

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  1. I've never felt this way before. Given the level of crime and violence permitted by our government in Montgomery County, I have come to the conclusion that I must be prepared in every way to defend myself and family. Unfortunately our government has continued to cut funding of protection for us. Now I must take responsibility for my safety.

    1. Actually, crime is down in the County by about 20% over the last nine years despite population growth.


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