Multiple March for Our Lives marches held in Georgia

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Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 3:54 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - People who support gun control gathered for marches and rallies across the country on June 11.

Up to 50,000 marched participated in a March for Our Lives march in Washington, D.C., according to a permit from the National Park Service.

March for Our Lives was organized by students after the 2018 Parkland school shooting. There have been almost 30 school shootings so far this year, including 19 children and 2 teachers who were killed at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

And according to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 200 mass shootings in 2022. They define a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot or killed, excluding the shooter.

Some people who attended the march in Atlanta were very outspoken, hoping to see new laws and positive new changes.

“We have to learn how to take mental health seriously. Also, we want to apply pressure to lawmakers to pass laws and statutes as well,” said Porchse Miller.

Another participant hopes to see new changes on age limits when purchasing weapons in the future. “There should be age limits on when you can buy a gun. Certainly an assault rifle,” said Michael Golden.

There are multiple March for Our Lives that happened in Georgia on Saturday.

ATLANTA

  • WHERE: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson St. NE, Atlanta
  • WHEN: 1 p.m.

AUGUSTA

  • WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Ext., Augusta
  • WHEN: 6 p.m.

COLUMBUS

  • WHERE: The Mall on Broadway, 11th Street and Broadway, Columbus
  • WHEN: 11 a.m.

GAINESVILLE

  • WHERE: Gainesville Square, 112 Bradford St., NE, Gainesville
  • WHEN: 12 p.m.

GWINNETT COUNTY

  • WHERE: Snellville Town Green, 2437 Main St. East, Snellville
  • WHEN: 11 a.m.

LOUISVILLE

  • WHERE: Jefferson Hospital, 1067 Peachtree St., Louisville
  • WHEN: 12 p.m.

MARIETTA

  • WHERE: Marietta Square, 99 S. Park Square NE, Marietta
  • WHEN: 1 p.m.

SAVANNAH

  • WHERE: Daffin Park, 1301 E. Victory Drive, Savannah
  • WHEN: 11 a.m.