Community Leaders Demand Ban on Assault Weapons During Peace Tournament

West Siders Weigh in on Gun Control Debate in the Aftermath of Parkland

What: 2018 MLK Peace Basketball Tournament

Sponsored by: The Leaders Network, Westside NAACP, Pilgrim Development and Chicago Bulls
Charities. Young men between the ages of 18-30 will be among 60 participants in the Black
history month anti violence basketball tournament.

When: Saturday February 24, 2018 (10am-5:00pm) and Sunday February 25, 2018 (2:00pm-6:00pm) Press statement will be given 11:00am, Saturday February 24th

Where: Christ The King Jesuit College Prep High School
5088 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago Illinois, 60644

“Rifles, AK-47’s and machine guns should not be in the hands of ordinary citizens.
Nobody needs an assault weapon unless you're in the military. Too bad President Trump
doesn't have the courage to fix this travesty instead he suggests school teachers being
armed with guns as a resolution for the violence.”
stated Rev Ira Acree of Greater St John
Bible Church

"Civilians have no need for assault weapons, not in Chicago or Parkland, Florida", says
Rev. Marshall Hatch of the Leaders Network. "Our Peace Tournament this year joins the
call to action led by our nation's youth"
, Hatch adds.


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