Gun control groups nationwide have stepped up their efforts to encourage changes to laws after a 19-year-old man shot and killed 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school on Valentine’s Day. Students from the school also have organized the March for our Lives rally to be held next month in Washington, D.C.
“It's long past time for us to work together on common sense solutions to combat gun violence in all corners of our society," Westbrook said.
State Sen. Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta, on Tuesday filed legislation that would ban the use of bump stocks, a mechanism that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, filed similar legislation. Oliver's bill has yet to receive a hearing.
Wednesday’s event will begin with a rally at 10 a.m. in Liberty Plaza, before attendees will move inside to speak with lawmakers.