ATLANTA - Several organizations have gathered to protest President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta on Friday.
President Trump is traveling to Atlanta to speak at the National Rifle Association's annual convention at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The "Disarm Hate" rally is underway at Woodruff Park. According to News Radio 106.7's Christy Hutchings, the protestors are calling for sensible gun control.
"Silencers aren't okay," one protester said. "If there are gun shots going on in an area, people need to know so they can get out and protect themselves."
A separate demonstration is taking place at Centennial Olympic Park where about two dozen people have gathered, including both supporters and protesters against the president.
Shortly after President Trump's speech concluded, Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Co-Founder of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions, released a statement.
“It is possible to build a safer America, where the rights of law-abiding gun owners are protected and where everyone lives without fear of gun violence. But to do that, we need a president who is serious about finding solutions that will save lives and address the gun violence crisis that’s plaguing our nation. Unfortunately, that’s not the president we saw on stage this afternoon in Atlanta. An overwhelming majority of Americans — including the majority of gun owners — believe we should work together to take commonsense steps to prevent gun violence. It’s time for our elected officials to listen to the American people, protect our communities, and reject the gun lobby's extreme agenda."