Road Trip Promoting Gun Laws Heads to Nation's Capital

    A 10-day road trip by gun-control advocates, calling on senators to pass background checks on all gun sales, will end in Washington, D.C. this week.

    As part of the "Everytown for Gun Safety" event, volunteers with Texas Students Demand Action and Moms Demand Action gathered at the Texas State Capitol last Friday.

    Since the first of April, there have been multiple mass shootings in the U.S. Shannon Watts, founder of the group Moms Demand Action, believes Americans are ready for commonsense gun laws, including last week's proposals from President Joe Biden.

    "We should be celebrating the reopening of businesses and schools after a long, brutal year of COVID," Watts remarked. "And instead, Americans are wondering if gun violence will also be part of the return to normal."

    In a Twitter post last week, Gov. Greg Abbott encouraged lawmakers to bring him legislation to sign that would make Texas a "Second Amendment Sanctuary State."

    Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association, the country's largest gun lobbying group, is hoping a federal judge in Texas will grant it bankruptcy protection, which would allow them to reincorporate as a Texas nonprofit. Watts added the group Moms Demand Action now has six million volunteers, and will make 60 stops in 22 states, culminating with a demonstration in the nation's capital Friday.

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