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Moms Demand Action say Attendance Still Up Following Parkland Shooting

May 03, 2018 - 10:37 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It won't be as big as two months ago, but one of the groups fighting for more gun control in Missouri is expecting another large turnout for its monthly meeting tonight.

The first Mom's Demand Action meeting after the Parkland shooting drew about a thousand people. That number dropped to 600 last month, the same number is expected at Kirkwood Baptist Church tonight. Missouri Chapter Leader Becky Morgan says that doesn't mean the movement is losing steam.

"I believe it is still really, really good and heartening to see. Before the shooting in Florida we would see about 100, 150 people every month, so to see 600 now consistently is significant," she says.

Morgan says one of the key issues for the group is still blocking the bill that would allow guns on college campuses and other places like bars and day care centers in Missouri. She says Sunday's shooting at Ballpark Village demonstrates the need to kill that measure.

“Our children’s lives are on the line, and I can’t think of anything more important than that, so you’d better believe we have the endurance,” Morgan says.