Leaders urge Sen. Portman to change gun views

Published: Aug. 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM EDT
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Gun violence rally at Fountain Square on Saturday
Gun violence rally at Fountain Square on Saturday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Supporters of gun violence prevention rallied together at Fountain Square on Saturday to urge Senator Rob Portman to support common-sense gun policies.

Among gun violence prevention advocates were Cincinnati City Council members, faith leaders, Margaret Long, a survivor of gun violence, and Carlee Soto, the sister of a victim in the Newtown massacre last year.

The primary goal of this rally was to urge Senator Rob Portman to reconsider his position on gun control and support bipartisan background check legislation.

Additionally, advocates warmly acknowledged Senator Sherrod Brown for his position on supporting common-sense laws in Ohio communities.

The rally was part of an initiative called "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence," which is a 25-state national bus tour that will last more than a period of 100 days.

The event was coordinated by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan coalition established in 2006.  The organization has more 1,000 mayors and 1.5 million grassroots supporters nationwide, including 81,000 supporters in Ohio.

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