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Rallies Call for Gun Control in Wake of Mass Shootings

Rallies Call for Gun Control in Wake of Mass Shootings
Tosha Pelfrey of Moms Demand Action speaks during a rally to protest gun violence n front of the United Building in Charleston, W.Va., Saturday. (Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Saturday, 17 August 2019 04:46 PM

Advocates for gun control have demanded reforms at a gathering in Providence, R.I., and about 100 other cities across the country Saturday.

The Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America staged a rally Saturday to honor victims of the latest U.S. mass shootings and call for tougher gun legislation.

Several dozen people attended the event. Some of the signs they held said "Disarm Hate," ''Enough" and "No One Needs a Weapon of War at Home."

Organizers say they're pressing for a strong federal "red flag" bill to allow seizure of weapons in certain cases and legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America describes itself as a grassroots movement fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.

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Advocates for gun control have demanded reforms at a gathering in Providence, R.I. and about 100 other cities across the country Saturday.
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