DELAWARE COUNTY (CBS) — In response to the Orlando Night club massacre, protesters in Springfield, Delaware County gathered to demand Pennsylvania lawmakers put regulations on guns.
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Nearly 200 people attended an assault weapons protest in Springfield. Terry Rumsey, co-chair of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy said it was a call to action in which protesters marched to Congressman Patrick Meehan’s office.
“To call on Representative Meehan to support a ban on military style assault weapons and high capacity magazines,” Rumsey said.
Movita Johnson-Harrell was among the protesters.
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Her son was killed by gun violence in 2011 in Philadelphia in a case of mistaken identity.
“No parent should have to get that phone call that my child was murdered!”
Rumsey said when it comes to gun reform, change is coming.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Union Miss Out On Eastern Conference Championship Amid COVID Crisis
“There is a grassroots movement that has been built since the Sandy Hook tragedy and this time, people have had enough!”