Local Group Advocates against Gun Violence | KAALTV.com
Local Group Advocates against Gun Violence
January 23, 2018 10:56 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Two teenagers are dead and 17 others are injured in Kentucky after a 15-year-old brought a handgun to school and opened fire.
This after a 15-year-old girl was shot and injured in a Texas high school just yesterday. It’s shootings like these that a nationwide organization called "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" started 5 years ago.
‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’ was started shortly after the Sandy Hook school shooting. They're advocating for gun safety but said they're not necessarily against people owning guns.
A handful of parents in the Rochester chapter got together tonight for a routine meeting. They told ABC 6 News they'd like to see stricter gun laws for background checks for people buying firearms.
They also said recent events like the shootings in both Texas and Kentucky, and the shooting in Rochester last Sunday that killed a 17-year-old boy, prove their points.
ABC 6 News spoke with a woman who's a mother and a grandmother. She said she was never worried about school shootings when her kids were in high school, but she's afraid for her grandkids.
“When my kids were growing up, that just never occurred to me,” Patricia Mann said. “I think there is a change in our society where guns [are] how you solve problems."
If you're interested in learning more about Moms Demand Action, or any events they’re holding, we've posted a link to their Facebook page.
Created: January 23, 2018 10:56 PM
Copyright 2018 - KAAL-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company