Survivors of Parkland school shooting weigh in on NOLA gun violence

Survivors of Parkland school shooting weigh in on NOLA gun violence

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida weighed in Saturday on the violent spike in gun violence in New Orleans.

The gun control activists held a community gathering and a town hall with the aim of promoting stricter gun laws.

The town hall is part of their "road to change" tour.

Delaney Tarr is a Stoneman Douglas graduate, and while she says the gun violence is different, the results are both equally tragic.

"We are from a suburban community that experienced a mass shooting, but this is everyday gun violence," Tarr said. "This is in the streets. People getting shot while they're just trying to exist, and it's a common. People are dying for no reason, innocent people, and it's heartbreaking to know that we feel a connection."

Tarr said speaking out about violence after the shooting was something she knew she had to do.

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