Cody Lowry and Annie singing the "George Fox Song"
Co-chairs of the Gun Buyback Jill Shook and Melissa Hofstetter (Mennonite)
Former State Senator Jack Scott (pictured below) lost his son to gun violence and has been a strong advocate for gun control measures. He was one of dozens of speakers that included the mayor, city council members, religious leaders, and activists. Mayor Bogaard signed on the nation-wide campaign called "Mayors Against Illegal Guns," calling for universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and other reasonable regulations to curb gun violence.
"Turning swords into plowshares, and guns into public art." The gun buyback committee hopes to acquire some of the metal from the destroyed guns and turn it into public art here in Pasadena, to remind us of our commitment to end gun violence.