Shoe memorial held for victims of gun violence

Shoe memorial held for victims of gun violence

Donors to the shoe monument include actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler.

- Thousands of empty pairs of shoes representing children killed by gun violence were lined up outside of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday as part of a memorial display.

"I'll travel to D.C. literally wearing my son Daniel's shoes, the ones he wore the day he died at Columbine", said Tom Mauser.

Per Mashable, some shoes belong to families who lost their kids to school shootings across the country, as well as notable celebrities like Alyssa Milano.

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The shoes will be taken off the lawn around 2 p.m. Tuesday, but Soria said that all 7,000 pairs will be donated to charity. Her daughter survived the shooting. "And she said 'hi mommy".

But the idea has drew condemnation from educators, who said schools will be less safe, not more, with more guns around. The shoes were laid out on the lawn at the Capitol as a symbol to the number of lives lost to gun violence since Newtown, CT.

The event mirrors a similar display the group put on following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris ahead of the Global Climate Summit. This activation is a precursor to the March 14 National School Walkout, where thousands of students across the nation plan to walk out of their classes as a demonstration of their outrage to the lack of movement on gun control.

A 19-year-old with a semi-automatic rifle killed 17 people at a high school in Florida on February 14, sparking rage among parents, students and educators. Called March for our Lives, the event is a collaboration between the student survivors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Everytown for Gun Safety. There has been, on average, at least one school shooting a week in the United States since 2013.

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