SC mothers demanding new gun laws at rally
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 17:33:51 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A group of South Carolina mothers is calling on state lawmakers to address gun violence.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is met Saturday at the Statehouse in Columbia.
Speakers included a Columbia mother whose daughter was killed by someone using a stolen gun. There were also representatives from Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin's office and the League of Women Voters.
Lawmakers are considering several gun-related bills, including a measure that would require the state to give federal authorities information about people who have been adjudicated to have a mental health problem, in the hopes of keeping those people from being able to legally buy guns.
Legislators are also considering a bill intended to let people with concealed weapon permits carry their gun into restaurants.