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A march in Ventura County on Saturday is bringing together advocates for action on gun violence

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A local March For Our Lives protest is planned for Saturday

The recent mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, as well as the 2018 Borderline mass shooting, has focused attention toward tackling gun violence.

March For Our Lives is a national, youth-led movement which was born out of the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Thousand Oaks resident Molly Salmon says she organized a local march in Thousand Oaks on Saturday in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas.

"Both of my kids are in elementary school. Every day they walk out of the door and I think about the possibility that I might not see them again," she told KCLU.

"It's really terrifying to think that is something that could happen anywhere and our government isn't doing anything about it.

"Even the most basic actions like universal background checks that over 90% of Americans support, haven't been done and that's very frustrating," she said.

Scheduled speakers at the rally include Congresswoman Julia Brownley.