Adding their voices to the national gun-control debate, Palo Alto residents plan to hold a rally today, Thursday, March 28, at 5:45 p.m. at Middlefield Road and University Avenue.
Members of Organizing for Action said they are holding the event as part of the National Day of Action to Reduce Gun Violence.
More than 100 events are being held across the U.S. in support of President Barack Obama's push to require universal background checks for gun purchases.
Palo Alto residents have become increasingly vocal regarding greater gun control after the Newtown, Conn., massacre.
Residents held a candlelight vigil Feb. 22 in downtown Palo Alto to highlight their support for gun control.
The Palo Alto Police Department took part in a tri-city gun-buyback program with East Palo Alto and Menlo Park on Feb. 23. The gun-buy-back was funded by Protect Our Children, a Menlo Park-based nonprofit organization started by Silicon Valley investor Roger Lee.
The event was followed by a residents' rally at Palo Alto City Hall by members of Silicon Valley Community Against Gun Violence, which is comprised of Palo Altans and residents of surrounding Bay Area communities.
Tonight's event is open to the public.