Speaker Rendon, Assembly Mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Friday, May 27, 2016

(Sacramento) - Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) joined his Assembly colleagues to pass House Resolution 52 to mark June 2, 2016 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. “None of us are immune from the tragedies that guns deliver every day in communities throughout our state. There are real families and real pain behind the statistics,” Speaker Rendon said. “National Gun Violence Awareness Day can be part of the solution that helps bring an end to the senseless deaths and injuries caused by firearms.” National Gun Violence Awareness Day started in 2015 on what would have been the 18th birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student from Chicago who was shot and killed in 2013 just one week after performing at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.