“Someone needs to speak to the perps, to the young men with the guns. It should be their mother. But, their mothers ain’t doing it. So, I am the mother or surrograte mother. I am talking to you!” said Mary Norwood.<br><br>A cousin of two victims told the crowd disputes should not be settled with guns.<br><br>”We don’t need no guns. Fight with your hands, be a man and fight. Then you make up and say you are sorry the next day man. That’s how I was raised,” said Stacy Johnson.<br><br>Phyllis Curry, who lost her son to Deanthony to gun violence three years ago, also spoke.<br><br>”I am bringing awareness because my son is gone. I still want to help people save their children. I still want people to know this is a vicious cycle,” said Curry.<br><br>Notice what’s missing from the conversation? Everything I spoke about in my previous posts, addressing what makes a person turn to guns (to become a killer, especially at a young age) and eradicating the actual root issues poverty and violent crime. Simply passing a law won’t address any of this.

“Someone needs to speak to the perps, to the young men with the guns. It should be their mother. But, their mothers ain’t doing it. So, I am the mother or surrograte mother. I am talking to you!” said Mary Norwood.

A cousin of two victims told the crowd disputes should not be settled with guns.

“We don’t need no guns. Fight with your hands, be a man and fight. Then you make up and say you are sorry the next day man. That’s how I was raised,” said Stacy Johnson.

Phyllis Curry, who lost her son to Deanthony to gun violence three years ago, also spoke.

“I am bringing awareness because my son is gone. I still want to help people save their children. I still want people to know this is a vicious cycle,” said Curry.

Notice what’s missing from the conversation? Everything I spoke about in my previous posts, addressing what makes a person turn to guns (to become a killer, especially at a young age) and eradicating the actual root issues poverty and violent crime. Simply passing a law won’t address any of this.

‘We don’t need no guns;’ Loved ones of children killed in homicides call for change at vigil

A vigil is being held Wednesday night at a St. Louis elementary school for children who have been killed in homicides over the summer.

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