Group lobbies lawmakers for Sandy Hook

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — People on the near north side rallied for tighter gun control Friday afternoon on the six-month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary.

The group "Organizing for America" reminded lawmakers of their mission - especially when it comes to universal background checks.

They made signs and then marched along Fall Creek Parkway outside Congressman Andre Carson's office. They thanked Carson for co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would've expanded background checks.
“I mean how hard is that?” asked Mary Dooley.  “It turned into something more difficult than it should ever be. But that's a common sense thing.”

They said they don't want the debate to go away.

In April, the Senate rejected a compromise plan that many saw as the best chance to get something done.

The National Rifle Association and some conservative lawmakers oppose expanded background checks.

They say new laws would not reduce violent crime or keep our kids safe in school.

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