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Moms Demand Action holds rally for stricter gun laws downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A group of moms and other concerned citizens gathered outside the Allen County Courthouse Saturday morning to demand action against gun violence.

Fort Wayne’s Chapter of Moms Demand Action joined other chapters across the country rallying to stop the bloodshed.

Their goal is to raise awareness about gun violence and fight for public safety measures, including stronger gun laws.

Organizers said they are tired of seeing mass shootings, and say the thoughts and prayers response is simply not enough.

“I’m tired of my kids going to school. I’m tired of worrying if they’re going to be ok. I want some action to know that my kids are safe, and that when I go to places, I want to make sure that I am safe,” Co-Leader of the Fort Wayne Chapter of Moms Demand Action, Erica Jamison said.

Many of the speakers say they want people to contact their lawmakers, especially senators, to pass the universal background check bill that passed in the house earlier this year.

“We all revere the United States Constitution. I revere the Second Amendment. I revere all the amendments. But we can’t throw up the Second Amendment as a shield to say we can’t do anything about preventing gun violence,” Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock said.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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