Both side of the gun control issue are hoping lawmakers hear them and they’re hoping their ideas could be apart of new laws or tougher regulation on a national level.
The group, One Million Moms for Gun Control, is looking for a common sense approach to gun control. And local attorney, fire arms instructor and gun safety expert, Guy Relford, is hoping for laws that make sense and go after those who are committing crimes like the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and not those that punish law abiding gun owners across the country.
“It’s a matter of what you do that makes sense to try to prevent that from happening without punishing millions and millions of law abiding gun owners in the process. If gun control is truly designed to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have guns then that’s reasonable.
“Let’s make sure we have adequate databases for knowing who’s been involuntarily committed and have received psychiatric treatment and who really poses a danger to society. Let’s make sure background checks are being conducted,” said Relford.
Shannon Watts, Founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control, said the issue is about common sense legislation.
“This is not about banning guns or punishing any gun owners at all there’s clearly a Second Amendment that allows people to have arms, but I’m not allowed to have a hand-held rocket launcher. There has to be some limits on what people can have.
“We have to keep the Second Amendment, but look at common sense regulation that will assure that when I send my son to school everyday, he’s gonna come back and right now those laws are not in place,” said Watts.
Both sides do agree that background checks must be conducted on everyone who buys a gun.
Vice President Joe Biden is expected to give his recommendation to the President next week.