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Newtown Shooting Victim's Sister at Columbus Anti-Gun Rally
COLUMBUS (Kellie Hanna) -- Carlee Soto, the sister of Victoria Soto, a teacher and victim of the Newtown massacre joins Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, local elected officials, gun owners, faith leaders, and gun violence prevention advocates in Columbus as part of the "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence."
This is a 25-state national bus tour that is traveling over a period of 100 days aimed at urging America's leaders to support what the group is calling "common-sense" gun policies.
Participants have gathered to voice their support for comprehensive background checks, and they will urge Senator Rob Portman to reconsider his position on this life-saving measure and take another look at bipartisan background checks legislation that would help keep guns out of the wrong hands.
They will also thank Senator Sherrod Brown for supporting common-sense gun laws that help protect communities in Ohio and across the country.
The "No More Names" tour will hold another rally in Akron on Wednesday.
The "No More Names" tour says, "It remains far too easy for criminals, domestic abusers, the seriously mentally ill, and other dangerous individuals - people who know they can't pass a background check - to skirt the law and obtain guns by purchasing them online or at gun shows, where background checks are not required under federal law."
The event is being organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group of more than 1,000 mayors and 1.5 million grassroots supporters nationwide - including more than 81,000 in Ohio.