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Groups Rally For Gun Control Six Months After Sandy Hook

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Photo: Moms Demand Action

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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