Oakland Plans Citywide Water Gun Fight to Promote Anti–Gun Violence Efforts

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Gun violence, Oakland event
The author writes, “A Bay Area social club looking to curb gun violence in Oakland [California] is organizing a citywide water gun fight on the Fourth of July weekend. They're calling it 'Water Wars: Peace in the Oakland Streets,' a takeoff [of] the nationwide #GunsDownWaterGunsUp movement that has seen similar events in Chicago, Columbia, Mo., and Atlanta. ... [The] Oakland event's organizers say they want a peaceful and fun event on July 6. 'We've got to give these kids a chance. We are losing so many people out here,' organizer Nicole Goodwiin said Thursday.” Photo credit: popofatticus / Flickr(CC BY 2.0)
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