CORVALLIS, Ore. — A group of women rallied for tougher gun laws Saturday. Around 100 people showed up at the One Million Moms for Gun Control rally in Central City Park.
Organizers say they are not trying to take guns away from hunters, but they want tighter regulations on certain types of guns and ammunition.
The national organization started on December 14, 2012 after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The mid-Willamette chapter began a week and a half before the rally and already has 56 members. The woman who started the chapter said she wanted to get involved after she explained the shooting to her son.
“We started talking about it and he just started crying and I sat there on the couch holding my seven year old and I thought this has to stop. All I can promise my child at this moment is that I’m going to do everything I can starting now to make this stop,” said Sarah Finger McDonald, the event organizer.
At the rally, people signed a banner thanking President Barack Obama for pushing for stricter gun control laws. They also wrote letters to local elected officials asking for change.