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Hundreds Rally at State House for More Gun Control

The Saturday gathering coincided with similar events across the country.

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.

Matthew January 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM
If I thought that the majority of these people actually knew what they were talking about when it comes to what an "assault weapon" is and isn't, I might support them. The fact is that this is all fearful knee jerk reactions. While we're on the topic of things guaranteed to us under the U.S. Constitution, let's try to get a rally going for free speech control, or freedom of the press control. Let's see how that would play out.

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