Community members join ‘March for Our Lives’

Rappahannock Indivisible—We the People coordinator Diana Jamison (right) leads marchers south along Main Street in Kilmarnock towards Grace Episcopal Church. Photo by Madison White Franks

by Madison White Franks

KILMARNOCK—“Hey hey, ho, ho, gun violence has got to go,” was heard as 154 marchers made their way through Kilmarnock Saturday morning.

The citizens gathered in support of the nationwide March for Our Lives movement to end gun violence through legislation reform. The Kilmarnock march was organized by Rappahannock Indivisible—We the People.

Participants carried signs with statements such as “Fear has no place in school,” “Keep AK-47s out of K-12,” “Kids need 2 read not bleed” and “Protect Our Kids Not the NRA.”

After the one-mile march from Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center to Grace Episcopal Church, the marchers held a rally where they were able to share their thoughts on the topic.

“We join the students and parents who have formed the March for Our Lives movement to show our support for their efforts and safety by marching in our own community,” said coordinator Diana Jamison.

Gun control advocate David Cariens was the main speaker.

He knows firsthand what it is like to lose a family member in a school shooting, said Cariens. The mother of his grandchild was shot and killed at the Appalachian School of Law by another student in January of 2002…