Detroit Evening Report: Silence the Violence march returns to Detroit; calls for end to gun violence

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The organization End Gun Violence Michigan is continuing its Silence the Violence Month of Action campaign with a Memorial March this weekend in downtown Detroit.

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The campaign is an annual event that features marches, resource fairs, gunlock distributions and more. The march will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at 231 East Grand Blvd.

Pastor Barry Randolph, founder of the Silence the Violence march, says though some laws have been passed to prevent gun violence, there is more that can be done.

“Gun violence isn’t just something sad that happens. Its not like the weather. Gun violence happens because of laws and politics that happens in Lansing and in Washington D.C.”

Michigan lawmakers passed new gun safety laws that went into effect in February, requiring safe storage of guns, universal background checks and ownership restrictions.

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  • Bre'Anna Tinsley
    Bre'Anna Tinsley is a reporter for Detroit Public Radio, 101.9 WDET. She covers city government and housing, as well as co-hosting the "Detroit Evening Report" podcast.