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Hundreds Rally at State House for More Gun Control

The gathering coincided with similar rallies across the country Saturday.

About 200 people rallied in front of the State House Saturday morning to demand tougher gun laws, including bans on assault weapons and and background checks for all gun sales, according to Boston.com

The rally, organized by One Million Moms for Gun Control, coincided with gun-control rallies across the country. It happened a week after 700 gun-rights advocates demonstrated in front of the State House last week.

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey and state Rep. David Linsky of Natick, both Democrats, addressed the crowd, asking them to contact their legislators and demand tighter gun control, in particular in light of what they called a "flood" of letters from gun-rights activists. 

Linsky, who filed a bill earlier this month aimed at closing loopholes in existing state laws, requiring mental health background checks, strengthening gun storage requirements, and requiring liability insurance for gun owners, said, “The overwhelming majority want and demand more effective gun laws," Boston.com reported. 

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