Westchester teens rally against guns
(08/05/03) WHITE PLAINS - About 50 Westchester teens took a stand in White Plains on Tuesday night against gun violence. The Westchester Youth Council and the Westchester Children's Association sponsored the rally, which took place at the Slater Center on Fisher Avenue across from the County Courthouse.
The group wants people to know that they don't agree with guns in the hands of their peers. The teenagers decided to spread their message through words and song. They spoke about what could happen when guns are used carelessly, and help instill confidence in each other.
Organizers of the rally are also working to fight against a proposed law, which grants the gun industry immunity from negligence lawsuits in court.
An average of 45 people are killed by guns each year in Westchester County.