Gun safety advocates speak at Rhode Island College panel

A gun violence prevention panel held at Rhode Island College, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Advocates for gun safety spoke at a panel in Providence Monday night.

The gun violence prevention panel led by Rhode Island College came less than 24 hours after three University of Virgina students were fatally shot. Two others were injured.

The mother of Miya Brophy-Baermann spoke on the loss of her daughter, who died in a drive-by shooting more than a year ago.

Michelle Brophy-Baermann speaking at a gun violence prevention panel at Rhode Island College, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (WLNE)

Michelle Brophy-Baermann addressed the tragedy at the University of Virginia, saying she knows the hurt of the tragedies all too well.

“Our nation has a serious gun problem,” said Brophy-Baermann. “My question is how many of us have to die? How many children have to die?”

The panel led by law enforcement and families of victims focused on understanding the root causes of gun violence and calling for additional solutions.

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