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Concerned Citizens Rally for Gun Safety

Two months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., concerned citizens rallied in Gwinnett County to ask U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall to support gun safety laws.

A group of concerned citizens stood with signs outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday to call for support of reasonable gun safety laws.

It's been more than two months since the tragic Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school on Dec. 14.

MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Representative Rob Woodall—who’s office is housed in GJAC—to take action on gun safety. 

“We ask Representative Woodall to listen to his constituents and stand up for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence,” said Kathleen Allen in a release. Allen is a mother in Norcross, a gun owner and MoveOn.org member.  “Congress must not wait for the next Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Tucson or Columbine before taking action. Representative Woodall needs to return to Washington next week and vote to protect our children and our community. We urge Representative Woodall to stand up against gun violence and know that the extreme NRA doesn't speak for many gun owners.”

Those who came out were not asking for a total ban on all guns, but were looking to remove assault weapons and high-capacity magazines from general public use as well as improving background checks.

--What's your stand on gun control? Should assault weapons and high capacity magazines be banned? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.

William Houston February 22, 2013 at 01:11 AM
President Clinton imposed a similar ban for ten years. It had no affect. People ignore Laws if they intend to do wrong. These incidents were caused by people with psycological problems. This is where you need to look for a solution.
Paul L. Dragu February 22, 2013 at 03:34 AM
MOVEoN.ORG is an organization financed and puppeteer-ed by notorious socialist advocate and economy collapser George Soros. The individuals who call for "common sense laws" prove their ignorance of the words because ALL statistics show that WHEREVER there are stricter gun laws, there is far more crime. And by the way, Columbine happened during that ten year stretch when "assualt" weapons were banned.
Patricia Young February 22, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Assault weapons and high capacity magazines shoyuld be banned. Why would a private citizen need military style weapontry to defend their personhood? If we can save just one innocent life, perhaps your child, the ban should be instituted a.s.a.p.

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