Glasgow High School Students Want to Increase Bipartisan Approach to Gun Debate

Mar 16, 2018

Warren County Justice Center
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Two southern Kentucky teenagers are hosting what they’re billing as a bipartisan rally for gun law reform.

Palmer Lessenberry and Autumn Harlow are friends and Glasgow High School juniors who say that while they differ politically, they agree that Congress needs to act to address the number of school shootings in the U.S.

Lessenberry says Saturday’s event in Bowling Green will feature speakers from a variety of backgrounds who will talk about what they think should—and shouldn’t—be done to prevent future mass casualty shootings.

Lessenberry says Congressional inaction isn’t acceptable.

“We think that getting together and showing that--if everyday citizens can come together, and meet, and discuss these things as in-depth as we are attempting to do, then they can,” Lessenberry said, referring to members of Congress. “They are our representatives, and they’re supposed to be doing what we tell them to do, and what we’re telling them to do is compromise.”

The Bowling Green event comes just days after students in Kentucky and around the nation staged a walkout Wednesday in honor of school shooting victims and calling for new gun control measures.

The bipartisan rally for gun law reform is being held at noon Saturday at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green.

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