Fort Wayne students to protest gun violence this weekend

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An event protesting school shootings and gun violence is expected to draw at least 100 people to the Allen County Courthouse this weekend.

Called “Fort Wayne Students Demand Action to Prevent Gun Violence,” it’s set for Sunday from 1pm to 3pm.

IPFW student Brandon Blumenherst is organizing the event, and tells our Partners in News at ABC 21 he and his classmates are tired of it constantly happening.

“What we really want to see out of this is common-sense legislation, like universal background checks,” Blumenherst says. “We’re sick and tired of a lack of effort on the legislature’s part.”

Blumenherst called the massacre at a Florida high school last week the “tipping point.” Right-wing groups are accusing liberals of “hijacking” students’ grief to push an anti-gun agenda.