Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checks

2014-04-17T00:00:00Z Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checksArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 17, 2014 12:00 am  • 

About 50 people gathered at Presidio Park Wednesday morning wearing matching t-shirts and holding handmade signs to protest the failure by Congress to pass new legislation to what they believe are loopholes related to background checks in current gun registration laws.

The group's protest came near the seventh anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting

The Tucson group included a handful of Jan. 8th shooting survivors, several local elected officials as well as church leaders.

The rally was organized by two groups, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Similar rallies were held across the country.

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