Group honors gun victims, calls for stricter laws

3:57 PM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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People gathered in downtown Knoxville Friday to remember victims of gun violence.

The group dropped rose petals into the Tennessee River, while calling on congress to pass stricter gun laws. The group said they want to see universal background checks for people buying guns.

Event organizer June Jones said for her, it's a people issue, not a partisan stance.

"It's nothing about amendments," said Jones. "It's about common sense laws that protect innocent people."

For others, it's more about their second amendment rights. Saturday kicks off a National Day of Resistance Rally. People will be gathering in Sevierville to support the second amendment and resist the president's gun control proposal.

The rally starts at 11 a.m. at the Thompson-Carr Center. Sen. Nicely, Rep. Carr and executive director of the Tennessee Firearms Association are expected to speak at the rally.

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