Rally for gun control outside state lawmaker's office
Some people say they're fed up with a "legal loophole" that allows Pennsylvanians to buy rifles and shotguns without a background check so they're firing back with a protest.
Wednesday residents of the state's 131st District and several grassroots groups gathered outside the Coopersburg office of State Representative Justin Simmons.
They say they want Simmons to co-sponsor House Bill 1010 which would require background checks for all gun purchases from private sellers.
"It is far too easy for an abuser or someone with a domestic violence conviction to get his hands on a gun without a background check," said Linda Morrison with Moms Demand Action.
Currently the state only requires background checks when purchasing short-barreled guns from private sellers.
Simmons says he doesn't support the bill but says he previously sat down with the protestors to discuss gun control.
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