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Million Moms March for Gun Control in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The fear of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut happening at your child's school is what started a nationwide campaign.

Protests across the country called for thousands to march, all to push for tougher legislation when it comes to buying a gun. With a simple post online, a crowd of concerned parents, grandparents and kids showed up Saturday morning to march at Sevier Park to push for changes in gun legislation.

This march is part of the non-partisan One Million Moms for Gun Control march in Washington, D.C.

"We're just trying to find where is the happy medium between gun ownership and being responsible and trying to prevent incidents from happening," said Nashville chapter's co-founder, Kathleen Wright.

Many participants say the march is about preventing another tragedy like what happened at Columbine, Aurora or Newtown.  They all say they are very clear that One Million Moms for Gun Control is not about taking away the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

"We have immense respect for the Second Amendment. No one wants to take any guns away. We want common sense gun solutions," said Wright.

Former Davidson County sheriff and commissioner of correction, Gayle Ray says, "We don't allow guns in jails and prisons. Why is that? Because we know it is dangerous to have guns in jails and prisons."

 Ray says she understands how hard it is for elected officials to speak-out on this sensitive issue, so grass roots organizations like One Million Moms for Gun Control are a must.

 "Let's use that terrible tragedy in Connecticut and try to make sure it doesn't happen anywhere else," said Pastor Enoch Fuzz.

Since the creation of One Million Moms for Gun Control, the organization has more than 40,000 followers on Facebook and 72 chapters across the county.

 

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