Junction City woman attends rally to end gun violence

Mary Wilson-Snipes lost her son, Felix, to gun violence Aug. 31, 2018. He was only 29 years old.

Ever since then, she has fought to keep his memory alive and to end gun violence.

Wilson-Snipes founded a local chapter of Moms Demand Action which held its first meeting last month. Most recently, she took part in the Recess Rally Aug. 17 at the Kansas capitol the first such event she has ever attended.

About 200 people showed up, she said, creating a sea of red in front of the capitol building.

People from all walks of life showed up to take part, from clergy to family members of victims of gun violence.

Gov. Laura Kelly attended the rally and spoke with attendees.