Rockford moms join the nationwide effort to stop gun violence

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ROCKFORD (WTVO) – Moms across the county unite to try and put a stop to gun violence and Rockford’s local group joined in the effort.

Moms across the county unite to try and put a stop to gun violence and Rockford’s local group joined in the effort. Dozens of mothers, and concerned citizens gathered in City Market Pavilion, calling on both local and federal government, to help stop gun violence.

The Rockford rally, put on by the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, is just one of over 100 across the country. The goal of the events are to bring the gun background check bill to the Senate for a vote.

The movement is in direct response to the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, and Dayton two weeks ago, and the fatal shootings that happen right here as well.

“I hear sirens when they’re at school I get scared. I think is there something happening at their school. So it is very important to me as a mom. Just every day walking around the city they could be involved in gun violence”, the Local Group Leader for Moms Demand Action Christy Chorostecki said.

Over 15,000 people attended the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America rallies across the country.

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