Supporters Of Greater Gun Restrictions Rally In Chicago

Andy Dahn
August 11, 2019 - 5:12 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The issue of gun violence, both nationally and locally, took center stage during a rally at Federal Plaza Sunday afternoon.

Among those to scribble the word "enough" into the plaza's pavement was Jackie from Evanston.

"I have two grandchildren and I worry about their future," she said. "I'm just tired of people dying. I'm tired of children dying. I'm tired of no one doing anything about it."

She said time in the military has given her a greater appreciation for the Second Amendment, as well as the need for change.

"I just don't think that assault weapons belong, and we shouldn't be allowed to have them -- period. I think they should just ban the assault weapons."

Moms Demand Action Illinois, Indivisible Chicago and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence were among the rally's organizers.

The event comes in the wake of last weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. President Trump has signaled support for background checks.