Group Uses Weekend Shootings To Push Stivers For Gun Meeting

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A group that lobbies for gun control is using two weekend shootings to call for a meeting with a Central Ohio Congressman.

Late last week, on the six month anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting, Republican Representative Steve Stivers said “I will work with any group that wants to roll up their sleeves and find solutions.

Now the Columbus chapter of a group called “Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America” is taking him up on that offer.

The group says a three-year-old shot while playing in a yard and an 11-year-old shot at a weekend festival are just the latest signs that tougher gun laws are needed.

Group members say they’ll call Stivers today to talk about their goals, including mandatory background checks for all gun purchases and banning assaults weapons and clips that hold more than 10 rounds.

  • horseridingplains

    these shootings were not likely done with registered guns or responsible people.
    Guns are not the issue–people making bad decisions are.
    And for those Moms Who Demand Action–why not try discipline and respect for people and others rights–not much of that going on–
    when guns are outlawed–only the outlaws will have guns–and then victims have no possible chance of defending themselves.
    I believe in self-defense and will do whatever I have to in order that my family is safe
    Oh yes–I promise that I will not use my gun to protect your sorry a@@–is that fair????