Advocacy group 'Moms Demand Action' pushes for more gun legislation as sales spike

TULSA -- The massacre in Las Vegas is stirring up the gun debate. Right now, gun sales have spiked. At the same time, people are fighting for there to be regulations for firearms.

From congress to here in Oklahoma, it’s a debate that everyone is talking about. Tuesday, a Tulsa a group called "Moms Demand Action" pushed for a vigil to remember the victims from Sunday's attack, something they say happens way too often.

“This is more than just a constitutional right," 2A Shooting Center general manager Eric Fuson said. "It’s a God given right.”

Shell casings lie on the floor.

“Most people are taught that all violence is bad. All violence is not bad. Violence is the only reason we are a country and the only reason we have won the wars we have been in," Fuson said.

For some, it's practice time.

“People typically wait to see if there is any political ramification of how the media portrays a particular tragedy like this," Fuson said. “If it gets to the point where congress and politicians are talking about changing laws then at that point you’ll see an increase in sales.”

Constant coverage of the tragedy in Las Vegas continues on television screens across the country.

“All of a sudden firearms become the focal point of the question, not the evil act itself and how it was perpetrated," Fuson said.

Across town, a midtown church and state-wide advocacy group lit candles for the 59 lives lost.

“Our organization supports the second amendment and that’s something we want to be clear about it," Moms Demand Action co-leader Alyson King said.

Moms Demand action is pushing for legislation.

“We are thinking a lot about what happened in Las Vegas and what happened was many people heard the sound of a gunshot and began to flee and we think a lot about what would have happened had silencers been used and more lives that would have been lost," King said.

While there's no telling what the future holds, on Tuesday all faiths and religions came together to heal.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

 

Print this article Back to Top