'Moms Demand Action' rally against gun violence

The rally comes after the latest school shooting in Noblesville.

Posted: Jun 2, 2018 7:27 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2018 10:24 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Saturday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and some moms in northeast Indiana took a stand by rallying on the Allen County courthouse lawn.

The sidewalks are now covered in chalk messages. The rally comes after the latest school shooting in Noblesville. Erica Jamison, with the group Moms Demand Action, said she's scared to send her children to school. 

"We are moms. We want some common sense gun laws. We don't want our children, other people's children, we don't want another child to die," she said.

While the crowd of about 30 was smaller than they expected, the spirit was huge and the message was clear.

"We would like to see our legislators take action and pass any law that helps prevent the spread of gun violence in America," said Marla Wolf.

Wolf has been with the group for about 18 years.

"I've been involved in this since 2000 when Columbine happened and the million mom march happened. I'm going to be in this until I see a change," she said.

But the march isn't just about school shootings. Participants wore orange for everyone affected by gun violence.

"There's a whole big thing that we have to do, but we can take little steps. And just little steps of just some kind of law or some kind of regulation to curb some of this, we would like to have happen. We don't want any more gun violence. We want it to end," Erica Jamison said.

The group is planning a meeting on June 14th at the Allen County Public Library. For more information, click here.

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