Groups Rally For Gun Control Six Months After Sandy Hook

The groups say stronger background checks would help prevent shootings like the one that took place in Newtown, Conn.

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Supporters of stricter gun laws rally in Broad Ripple on Friday, six months after the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Groups supporting stronger  background check laws for gun rallied Friday in Indiana and around the country on the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns were among the groups sponsoring rallies across the country coinciding with remembrances of the shooting in Newtown, Conn., last December that killed 20 students and six adults at the school.

One of those rallies in Broad Ripple drew almost 30 people.

Nicki McNally with Moms Demand Action is among those pushing for Congress to reconsider the background check bill that died in the Senate in April.

“We’re here to urge our representatives like Susan Brooks to stand up and say as [Sen.] Joe Donnelly did that enough is enough and we need background checks on all gun sales,” McNally said during the rally.

She and others are not happy that the issue has largely been ignored in Washington since then, with attention turning to the debate over an immigration bill and scandals involving the IRS and the Justice Department.

Supporters of background checks say they will continue to lobby members of Congress who oppose the bill. Participants singled out Senator Dan Coats in addition to Rep. Brooks.

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  • Drang

    Someone please explain to me how stronger background checks would have prevented the Newtown murderer from murdering his own mother and stealing her guns.

  • JohninMd.(too late?!??)

    ” the protest drew ALMOST thirty people…” Heh. Well, I GUESS twelve is ‘almost 30…’. Not.

  • robertsgunshop

    Almost 30? WOW. The last pro gun rally we had here we had over 5000 people show up. A lot more people support gun rights. Their 80% figure is a lie. If 80% of the people wanted expanded background checks, it would have happened. This is just another bunch of gun haters spending Bloomberg’s money.

  • Tam

    They each have the strength of two, for their hearts are pure.

  • Justin Konrad

    Hahahahahaha wow 12 people in this “rally”…

  • Michael Curtis

    shouldn’t that be “grandma’s demand action” … and bengay

  • SPQR9

    ” … almost 30 …” because reporters can’t count above 12?

    This is the reality of the gun control advocates. No real grass roots support. Just lots of media support and Bloomberg’s dollars buying astroturf.

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