Moms Demand Action Group Talks Sensible Gun Laws

The Moms Demand Action group met in the East Hills Public Library Sunday afternoon to speak to local citizens about common sense gun laws.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017 11:13 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.

The Moms Demand Action group met in the East Hills Public Library Sunday afternoon to speak to local citizens about common sense gun laws.

The group has four million members nationwide, and five branches in Missouri in Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Columbia.

The first Moms Demand Action group formed five years ago after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

Organizers said their goal is to get community members to work with state and federal legislators to pass common sense gun laws.

"We support the second amendment. We believe people have the right to have firearms, but we believe as well as 90 percent of the people in this country believe, that there needs to be common sense gun legislation," Erin Gingrich-Gaylord, Kansas City group leader, said. "People need to be responsible for carrying their weapons and for storing their weapons."

The group also discussed the possibility of forming a branch in St. Joseph.

The organization will have a 'lobby day' on February 20, 2018, where hundreds of members will meet in Jefferson City to speak to state legislators about gun laws.

Anyone, not just moms, is invited to join to group. More information is available on their Facebook page.

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