In the wake of gun-related tragedies around the country, students in the Pasadena Unified School District are asking the district to stop supporting businesses that manufacture or sell guns.
The petition, which is online through change.org, states:
After witnessing the multitude of gun related tragedies that have occurred recently, we feel the need to change the accessibility of guns in our society. Although we cannot directly pass any laws concerning gun control, we are hoping to boycott industrial superstores that sell these weapons and ammunition (such as Big 5 and Walmart). To do this, we are asking you, the PUSD School Board, to stop buying supplies from said stores.
Those who sign the online petition can also choose to state their reason for signing. As of Friday at 12:26 p.m, 116 people from Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre had signed the petition, which is aiming for 200 supporters total.
Roxana Honowitz is credited with the petition online. It is unknown whether or not she is related to Pasadena Unified School District Vice President Ed Honowitz, though he has three children in the district according to his PUSD online bio.
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