Kansas NRA affiliate skewers Roeland Park’s gun violence proclamation

A collection of cities, counties and school districts in Kansas, including the Shawnee Mission School District and Roeland Park, have endorsed Moms Demand Action’s National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend. Photo courtesy Shutterstock.

By Tim Carpenter 

Kansas supporters of Moms Demand Action rejected claims made Tuesday by the Kansas State Rifle Association that a series of local government proclamations recognizing a national gun violence awareness day was evidence of a campaign to promote unconstitutional seizure of firearms.

The Kansas State Rifle Association, the state lobbying affiliate of the National Rifle Association, said proclamations issued by officials in Parsons and Roeland Park served interests of an organization bent on limiting “rights of Kansans while doing nothing effective to reduce violence.”