Just weeks after recent mass shootings across the country, community members and state representatives came together Saturday morning for a national rally to demand gun reform.
"Specifically to expand background checks on all gun sales and to pass a strong red flag law,” said Oklahoma Moms Demand Action rally event organizer, Kay Malan.
Malan said the group is hoping to spread their national message and create non-partisan legislation.
“We're about gun violence prevention," said Malan. "We are not about taking guns away from anybody. But we do want common-sense gun laws to protect public safety.”
Local student groups were also at the rally signing petitions and getting more people involved in their movement. “I think students are in a unique position in this movement," said Students Demand Action member, Taylor King. "This is our future on the line and our voices need to be heard,” said King.
If you weren't able to make it out to Saturday's rally but still want to get involved in the Moms Demand Action national campaign, you can text "ready" to 64433
","published":"2019-08-17T15:29:34.000Z","updated":"2019-08-17T20:05:34.000Z","summary":"Some Oklahoma mothers are coming together at Tulsa's Franklin Reconciliation Park in response to the recent Mass Shooting in Dayton and El Paso.