Helena to host pair of gun-related rallies Saturday

There will be opposing gun-related rallies in Helena this weekend.

One is a local version of the national March For Our Lives protest in Washington, DC tomorrow. Organized by Helena Youth Against Gun Violence, the event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at Memorial Park. The event will protest gun violence in response to the deadly mass shooting at a South Florida high school last month.

The other event is a pro-gun rights rally organized in response, called March for our Guns. It was organized, in part, because of the feeling that viewpoints of some teens – particularly those in rural communities – aren’t being heard. That will take place at the Capitol Complex, from noon to 1 p.m.