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January 24, 2014

Local moms band together to fight for gun controls

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IF YOU GO

  • What: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, informational meeting
  • When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St.

Moms Demand Action advocates for:

  • Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.
  • Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
  • Track the sale of large quantities of ammunition and ban online sales.
  • Establish product safety oversight of guns and ammunition and require child-safe gun technology.
  • Support policies at companies and public institutions that promote gun safety.
  • Counter the gun industry's efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.

Information from momsdemandaction.org

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