SAN ANTONIO — Saturday was a day of action for National Gun Violence Awareness Day hosted by Bexar County Moms Demand Action.
“How we honor people is through action,” Bexar County Moms Demand Action Volunteer Leader Linda Magid said.
San Antonio community members showed up to the Children’s Bereavement Center to honor the lives of children who have died from senseless gun violence.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg says gun violence is a pandemic we’ve been fighting for a generation.
“It’s been difficult to hear the stories of loved ones lost, and every life lost is a life well lived and someone who is mourned by entire community,” Mayor Nirenberg said.
This coming after Texas Lawmakers passed a new Constitutional Carry law, which allows Texans to carry hand without a license or training.
Josefina Cannon’s son 29-year-old Sean Cannon was murdered in October 2013. His case is still open, and his killer is still out there.
“It’s ludicrous that someone would need to take a certain number of classes to get their driver’s license, but to carry a gun you don’t need anything,” Cannon said.
Cannon is now a gun safety advocate, and she hopes to prevent other mothers from experiencing the same pain she’s gone though.
“Many times, these guns create violence for families,” Cannon said.