Warren, Markey, Menino Rally To Urge Tougher Gun Laws

August 28, 2013 6:25 PM
Warren, Markey, Menino Rally To Urge Tougher Gun Laws
" BOSTON (AP) — The state’s top political leaders are called on Congress on Wednesday to pass stricter background checks for gun buyers.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined fellow Sen. Edward Markey, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and the families of gun violence victims at a rally at Faneuil Hall to press for tougher national gun laws.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports

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Warren and others are hoping Congress will again take up a bill that would expand background checks to include gun shows and online sales. She said other sensible measures would include better mental health care and putting limits on high capacity magazines and assault weapons.

If a mystery virus were claiming as many children as bullets, the nation would mount a massive effort to prevent it,” Warren said.

“We have to put an end to gun violence,” she said "

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