By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Today, thousands of people are expected to march for gun control at the National Mall in Washington D.C, including about 100 people from Newtown, Connecticut. Also among the marchers, those from the Delaware Valley.
One Million Moms 4 Gun Control, a sponsor of the march, is a national organization that got its start right after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.
Among those in D.C, Nadine Freedman, Co-Chapter leader for the Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter and a mother of a first grader.
“We’re growing every day,” Freedman said. “There just seems to be a lot of people who can relate to us as moms.”
She says they’re calling for new laws; mostly in line with recommendations of the President’s Gun violence task force.
“To reinstate the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. To require background checks for all gun purchases. To report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF and to limit the scope of concealed weapon laws at the state level.”
Freedman says she understands and respects law-abiding gun owners and their right to own them, but she hopes there is enough common ground for both sides to come together with sensible gun control laws.