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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America draws large crowd at Rocky River event

Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-25 18:26:56-05

A large crowd jammed  Rocky River United Methodist Church Sunday.

The event was held by the Ohio Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Organizers believe the large crowd was a reaction to the Parkland, Florida school shooting spree, as well as from the student that shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School just last week. 

“We’re grassroots organization that supports the second amendment, but we believe in reasonable restrictions for where and when people should be able to carry,” said Maureen Washock with Moms Demand Action.

The moms know it's an uphill battle, but they want new gun legislation.

“Things like universal background checks. Limits on who can carry such as domestic abusers. Right now, we’re on the defensive in Ohio trying to defeat stand your ground and permitless carry,” Washock said.

One of the hot topics oof the night was should teachers be armed, a suggestion recently made by President Donald Trump.

“That’s not something that we would not want to see happen,“ Washock said.

Moms Demand Action has four million members in all 50 states.

The NRA could not be reached for comment, because they don’t have Sunday hours.