Residents, local students talk gun safety in ‘Town Hall for Our Lives’

Posted at 9:06 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 00:06:14-04

Students organized a town hall in San Luis Obispo on Saturday in an effort to open up the conversation about gun safety policies.

The event, named Town Hall For Our Lives, was held at the United Church of Christ from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Panelists included Congressman Salud Carbajal, San Luis Coastal Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Prater, Everytown spokesperson Richard Martinez and San Luis Obispo City Council member Andy Pease.

Organizers believe it’s a public duty to find a solution.

"I want to continue inspiring students, along with the community members, to come to a common ground because we all want to feel safe at school. We all want to feel safe at the grocery store, we all want to feel safe in our homes," said Audrey McClish," co-organizer of the town hall and a junior at Morro Bay High School.

Admission to the event was free, organized by students from the March For Our Lives and Women’s March SLO.