Colorado Springs
67° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Rallies held to mark Aurora theater shooting anniversary

Published On: Jul 19 2013 12:32:11 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2013 01:03:27 PM CDT
Aurora theater

KMGH via CNN

AURORA -

Gun-rights advocates are planning a rally at the same Aurora park where a group will read the names of gun violence victims on the anniversary of the theater shootings, prompting a state lawmaker to call the move "a slap in the face."

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners scheduled a rally for noon Friday to coincide with a remembrance ceremony planned by Mayors Against Illegal Guns at Cherry Creek State Park.

A State Parks spokeswoman said rangers and law officers would be present to keep the peace.

State Rep. Rhonda Fields called the gun-rights rally "a slap in the face of the people who are suffering the loss of a loved one."

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners executive director Dudley Brown denied his group was being insensitive and said his members would be respectful.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement