MoveOn.Org Calls for 'Common Sense' Gun Law Reform

Woodall urged to "stand up against gun violence and know that the extreme NRA doesn't speak for many gun owners."

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.

The rally took place a little more than two months after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school.

MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) -- whose 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? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Dave Emanuel February 22, 2013 at 04:29 PM
As with virtually every other call for more stringent gun laws since the horror of Sandy Hook, this one is simply another knee-jerk reaction that ignores the facts. One of those facts is- Throughout history, and across all national boundaries, two groups of the people always have guns-- police/military and criminals. It doesn't matter whether possession of firearms is legal or illegal, criminals always have guns. While banning assault rifles and high capacity magazines may provide warm fuzzy feelings of accomplishment, such bans will have virtually no impact on gun violence. For the doubters in the crowd, according to FBI crime statistics for 2011, rifles of ALL types were consistently the least used weapon in the commission of homicides. In Connecticut, a rifle was used in the commission of only one homicide, while knives and cutting instruments were used in the commission of 18 murders. National statistics reflect those in Connecticut and also bring into focus the futility of banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines as a means of reducing crime. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-11
PapaMick Hughes February 22, 2013 at 04:37 PM
MoveOn.org’s founders are a radical bunch of cultural marxists living in world of make-believe. Liberalism and the MoveOn.org crowd are nothing more than a group of people suffering from mental illness. It's funded by the biggest meglo-manic, George Soros. Their site, ideology, positions, and their message is based on a foundation of lies and half-truths to help justify the world they believe exists or should exist, if everyone believed what they do. It's like saying it's midnight at lunch time. They are 180 degrees out of phase with reality. Mick Hughes
PapaMick Hughes February 22, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Check Out One Of Moveon,org's other rallys: Revolutionary Socialist/Marxist leads MoveOn.org pro-union rally http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC_tInqvIp8
PapaMick Hughes February 22, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Lastly, the NRA does speak for me regarding my second amendment rights. The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters, and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown, Conn. Since the tragedy, the National Rifle Association has reportedly registered about 8,000 new members a day.. The number of individual contributions to the NRA and the average amount given have spiked significantly in the time since the shooting.
Mr. B February 22, 2013 at 05:21 PM
MoveOn.org is a joke. No one really takes them seriously except themselves.


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