SANDY, Utah (News4utah) – Nearly 1200 people showed at the March For Our Lives town hall meeting held at the Mountain America Expo Center Saturday night.
In a packed room, survivors of the February 14 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and concerned Utah citizens came together to discuss issues such as trigger locks, waiting periods to purchase firearms, suicide and mental health and extreme risk protection orders that allow law enforcement officers to temporarily take an individual’s guns if they are determined to be an immediate threat to themselves or others.
“Hopefully the people who are here tonight can have that force come the next legislative session to push for things like extreme risk protection orders which take away guns of people through due process that are a risk to themselves or others.” said David Hogg, March for our Lives activist and Parkland High School student and survivor.
“Implement waiting periods so they can help end the scourge of teen suicide and adult suicide in Utah and we can finally talk about the stigma around mental health in all places around America in all communities.”
A large number of gun rights activists also attended the town hall meeting including members of an online firearm sales community called the Utah Gun Exchange.