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Residents Rally for Gun Safety in Gwinnett

Not long after the two-month anniversary of the shootings in Newtown, CT., a demonstration asking U.S. Rep Rob Woodall to support gun safety laws was held at the Gwinnett Justice Administration Center in Lawrenceville, Ga.

A group of concerned citizens stood with signs outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday to call for support of reasonable gun safety laws.

The rally took place not long after the two-month anniversary of the tragic. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school.

MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Representative Rob Woodall—who’s office is housed in GJAC—to take action on gun safety. 

“We ask Representative Woodall to listen to his constituents and stand up for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence,” said Kathleen Allen in a release. Allen is a mother in Norcross, a gun owner and MoveOn.org member.  “Congress must not wait for the next Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Tucson or Columbine before taking action. Representative Woodall needs to return to Washington next week and vote to protect our children and our community. We urge Representative Woodall to stand up against gun violence and know that the extreme NRA doesn't speak for many gun owners.”

Those who came out were not asking for a total ban on all guns, but were looking to remove assault weapons and high-capacity magazines from general public use as well as improving background checks.

What's your stand on gun control? Should assault weapons and high capacity magazines be banned? 

This ran initially on Lawrenceville Patch.

Sharon Swanepoel February 23, 2013 at 09:21 PM
No Amy, in South Africa Swanepoel is like Smith is here - pages and pages of them in the local telephone book. :) In fact, there is actually another Sharon Swanepoel in Gwinnett, but she's a pastor not a journalist.
Tammy Osier February 23, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Wow, Sharon, I wish I could be mistaken for a Victoria Secret model! lol
Amy February 23, 2013 at 11:12 PM
How funny is that Sharon! I thought it was such a unique surname. Tammy, imagine being mistaken for a pastor or a Victoria Secret model! LOL
Tammy Osier February 24, 2013 at 01:08 AM
My bra size would disqualify me. lol
Tim February 24, 2013 at 01:59 AM
my bra size would disqualify me also Tammy.....lol

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