Peace Group to Protest Gun Show at Farm Council Grounds

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 03/09/2013 - 00:45 reports that Ann Arbor-based Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice will protest the gun show at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds Saturday.

According to the report, representatives of the group say they want to see an end to gun violence, which kills more than 30,000 Americans a year. The group is calling on Congress limit the sale of high-capacity weapons and have background checks on all purchases.

According to a posting on the group's Facebook page, the protestors will wear green as a sign of life and a remembrance of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They'll gather at 10 a.m. and hand out green ribbons to vendors and the public.

The posting also says that:

"We will not be intimidated or afraid. We want gun owners and enthusiasts to hear the voices of their neighbors that we want sensible gun legislation. We want background checks for all gun purchasers. What can we do together to prevent gun violence?"

Organizers say that while they are acting provacatively, they will avoid arguments and name calling.

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