Raleigh, NC -- Hundreds gathered in the state capitol Saturday to urge our nation's lawmakers to make sensible changes to gun laws in America.
Advocates for common-sense gun laws rallied in Raleigh for "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence." It's a 25-state bus tour, urging lawmakers to think carefully about making changes to gun measures.
"No More Names" is part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of gun violence, to establish comprehensive and enforceable background checks for people purchasing guns, and to get elected officials to act responsibly on behalf of their constituencies.
In Saturday's event, speakers, including Neil Heslin, father of a 6-year-old Newtown victim, spread their message to the state of North Carolina.
Sen. David Price, Morrisville Mayor Jackie Holcombe, the mother of a Durham man who was murdered with a gun in 2005, Brenda Sousley with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and a former police officer joined him on the tour.
Following a news conference, members of the tour read the names of people who's lives were claimed by guns.
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