Charlie Crist to rally with Moms Demand Action in Sunrise
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The rally comes in response to the recent shooting at a Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist will kick-off Memorial Day weekend in South Florida with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action in a gun violence prevention rally.

Moms Demand Action was founded the day after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, in which 20 children and six staff members were shot by a gunman. The organization advocates for stronger gun control laws and public safety measures.

Saturday’s rally comes in response to the recent shooting at a Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers.

The latest shooting, which occurred less than two weeks after a Buffalo Supermarket shooting in which a gunman killed 10 individuals in a racist rampage, has sparked outrage among many Americans who are now demanding stricter gun control measures.

Sensible gun control measures are supported by a majority of Americans, according to The Associated Press.

A recent poll from Morning Consult and Politico following the Texas shooting showed that 73% of respondents “strongly support” universal background checks and 15% “somewhat support” the requirement. In 2020, about half of voters in the presidential election said U.S. gun laws should be made stricter, according to AP VoteCast, compared with about a third saying they should be left as they are and only about 1 in 10 saying they should be made less strict.

Crist, who is running for the Democratic ticket in Florida’s 2022 gubernatorial race, will also join the Miami–Dade Democratic Executive Committee Forum to discuss his campaign platform of a Florida for All.

The Moms Demand Action rally will start at 10:30 a.m. in Sunrise, and the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee Forum will begin at 6 p.m. in North Miami.

Following Memorial Day weekend, the gubernatorial candidate is set to make an announcement on Tuesday at a press conference in Miami.

Crist is running against Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Miami state Sen. Annette Taddeo and eight other gubernatorial hopefuls in the Democratic Primary, which takes place Aug. 23.

The winner of that contest will take on five no-party candidates and incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in the General Election on Nov. 8.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected]


7 comments

  • MgM

    May 28, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Charlie Crist,
    He wasn’t relevant when he was governor, or congressman, he wont be relevant now.
    Just another career politician.

  • Nancy

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  • Impeach Biden

    May 29, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Crist, Fried, and Taddeo are wasting their time and the people contributing money to their campaigns are fools. DeSantis will be easily re-elected.

    • Bill

      May 31, 2022 at 8:06 am

      That’s what they said about trump in 2020 and look how that worked out. Nothing is a given in this day and age.

    • YYep

      June 5, 2022 at 11:48 am

      How many latch keys 🗝️ kids were shooting

  • Jerry

    May 29, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    We already have background checks. Go to a gun shop and try to buy a handgun and you will have to pass a background check. People who have violent criminal records or felonies already cannot buy a gun. That’s not the way criminals get guns. So all this rule will do is further restrict law-abiding citizens. These proposals do absolutely nothing to stop criminals from getting guns.

    Also, most of these mass shooters have clean criminal records. They will pass any background test you have. For many, the shooting is their first criminal act. And our mental health services is so poor and absent in this country, most aren’t being seen for any mental problems. So red flag laws will miss most of them in that sense.

    It’s also abundantly clear the Democrats will use red flag laws for political purposes. Anyone who displays conservative political opinions the Democrats don’t like will be red-flagged. Which will give the Supreme Court all the ammo they need to knock down these laws for violation of the 1st amendment.

  • Fault

    May 30, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Snowball by pushing your home personal life on other people it is a possibility they ate getting to much ecposer to you all need to care for my children thing

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