EASTON – Guns Downs was created in 1996 by Khaliq Al-Shabazz and Rev. Clyde Mcrea to reduce gun violence in the city of Easton by running programs where people could turn in both legal and illegal guns. Sadly, Khaliq Al-Shabazz was shot and killed in 2005. Today, Guns Down is run by Khaliq’s two sisters, Carolyn and Patricia. Both sisters carry their brother’s spirit by organizing peace marches and holding free picnics for family and friends of victims of gun violence as well as for members of the community.