Grandparents Against Gun Violence hosted an engaged and dedicated gathering of grandparents, parents, sons, and daughters on a crisp autumn morning at UMKC. Keynote speaker Nicole Hockley, whose son died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, said, "My son's death was not an accident. It was preventable."
Nicole Hockley, the mother of a first-grader who died in the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012 in Newtown, CT, will give the keynote address at a forum on Monday, Oct. 9, Columbus Day. Grandparents Against Gun Violence sponsors the annual community forum.
“What kind of world will you leave your children?” syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts asked Kansas Citians Oct. 10. “Will we continue to allow the NRA … to endanger their (your children’s) future with their overzealous lobbying?” Pitts spoke at a seminar cosponsored by PeaceWorks and groups including Grandparents Against Gun Violence.