'The American tragedy': UNC chapter of Students Demand Action advocates for ending gun violence

Sunday, September 10, 2023
Daily Tar Heel

Since her sophomore year of high school, Kyle Lumsden has been involved with Students Demand Action, a national non-partisan organization dedicated to ending gun violence. Now a junior at UNC, she has helped to create a chapter on campus. Lumsden said the group, which was founded at the end of last semester, creates opportunities for students to directly impact and advocate for stricter gun laws. “A lot of our work is beyond rallying and meeting together, but it involves these heavy community partnerships, which involves talking to lawmakers and legislators and being at the General Assembly when a crazy law is about to be passed,” she said. One of the group’s first events was speaking at the “This is Our Reality” rally on campus last Wednesday after the on-campus shooting on Aug. 28. Lumsden said the rally, which was hosted in collaboration with UNC Young Democrats and March for Our Lives, highlighted ways that students can fight against gun violence. 

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