SPOKANE, Wash. -- A local artist stood up against gun violence Sunday.
Artist, Jay Copeland held an open-mic night Sunday at Carr’s Corner on Washington to invite the community to talk, rhyme or even sing about the issues of gun violence.
He said recent shootings have people worried about going to Spokane music venues.
“There’s too many people losing their lives over nonsense lately and it’s getting really bad,” said Copeland, “Just need to stop it and put a presence out there that there’s people there willing to help instead of turning their back on everyone.”
Copeland hopes to have an event dedicated to fighting gun violence each month.