About 200 people rallied in front of the State House on Saturday morning to demand tougher gun laws, including bans on assault weapons and background checks for all gun sales, according to Boston.com.
The rally, organized by One Million Moms for Gun Control, coincided with gun-control rallies across the country. It happened a week after 700 gun rights advocates demonstrated in front of the State House.
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey and state Rep. David Linsky of Natick, both Democrats, addressed the crowd, asking them to contact their legislators and demand tighter gun control, in particular in light of what they called a "flood" of letters from gun rights activists.
“The overwhelming majority want and demand more effective gun laws," said Linsky, who filed a bill earlier this month aimed at closing loopholes in existing state laws, requiring mental health background checks, strengthening gun storage requirements, and requiring liability insurance for gun owners.