Moms Demand Action Rally To Push Congress For Tough Gun Control

Nancy Harty
August 17, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Moms Demand Action Push For Gun Control

WBBM Newsradio/Nancy Harty

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CHICAGO ( WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Dozens of people gathered in Elk Grove Village this morning to push for Congress to approve universal background checks.

They held signs that said "change gun laws or change Congress" and wore red shirts from the gun control group Moms Demand Action.

Hetal Wallace came out because she's worried about school shootings as her two children get ready for a new year and wonders if the administration is doing enough.

Mandy Leonard is also a member of Moms Demand Action, a group that she calls "a force to be reckoned with."

They are encouraging people to call or email Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office so he'll call a bill requiring background checks for all gun buys that passed the House.

Many at the rally applauded state lawmakers for passing a law requiring gun dealers to be licensed by the state and hope to see a fingerprint requirement approved in the fall for FOID cardholders.