In the Columbus neighborhood of Clintonville, the intersection of North High Street and North Broadway has been a center for public actions by political and religious progressives for many years.
On Saturday, a group of Clintonville neighbors gathered at the intersection to support President Obama's initiatives to help stem the tide of gun violence. In the wake of public outcry for gun control after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and elsewhere, the White House has issued 23 executive orders to support sensible gun regulation, in particular for assault weapons.
Protesters came and went from the intersection from noon until 1 p.m. At the peak, 14 people were holding signs with messages such as "Gun violence hurts us all" and "Assault rifles are for war."
The neighbors plan to rally at the intersection every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. "until Congress passes President Obama’s proposals concerning gun violence," said organizer Ronda Mankamyer McIntyre.