Group in Massena Rallies as Part of March for Our LivesPosted: Updated:
In Massena, a group of protesters gathered in front of their town hall for the March for Our Lives rally Saturday morning.
A small crowd of mostly self-described children of the 60s stood outside of Massena Town Hall, rallying for stricter guns laws as part of the March for Our Lives protest. According to the event's organizer, Kerri Torres, who got a parade permit from the village to hold the event, while it was small, the people who came out shared the same message as those across the country.
"This is no time for anyone to be sitting on the sidelines saying this is acceptable or right," said protester Chana O'Leary. "There's no way. We are not trying to take anyone's guns away, there are legitimate reasons for them, but nobody needs military assault rifles in their home."
The Massena Mayor, Timmy Currier made an appearance at the rally to support stricter gun legislation.
"I am a pro Second Amendment gun owner, but I believe strongly that we can work together to take reasonable steps that protect our children, protect the rights of Americans and at the same time, protecting the rights of second amendment gun owners," said Currier.
Torres said this was the first protest city officials have registered in quite a while. And the rally certainly got a lot of attention from people driving by who honked in support. There was also one person who came out from a barber shop to say "guns don't kill people, people kill people."