Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America

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Bringing forward the witnesses of homicides.

This has been the goal of community member Felice Patton’s organization, Stop Needless Acts of Violence Please (S.N.A.P.) since 2015, when Patton’s son, Quinton Combs, was fatally shot in Cape Girardeau.

On Saturday, the organization hosted their annual “Wear Orange” Community Prayer March, in partnership with southeast Missouri’s chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

“The message is about love and not hate,” Patton said. “We want to bring unity.”

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On Sunday, people across the country will be participating in “Concert Across America,” a series of concerts bringing awareness to gun violence. For the first time, the Southeast Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is sponsoring two concerts in Cape Girardeau for the cause. KRCU’s Lindsey Grojean spoke with the group’s local president, Lynda Stewart, and Paul Thompson, who is in charge of programming for Concert Across America, about the event, and a bit about Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.