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Supporters of gun legislation demonstrated at the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard Saturday following the shootings in Newtown, CT.

Sheri Barnett relived her son's murder when she heard of Friday's killing in Newtown, CT, of 26 people, most of them children.

"We are all heart sick," Barnett said Saturday at the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, where supporters of gun legislation gathered to call for stricter controls on assault weapons.

Barnett's son was killed in a 1998 drive-by shooting in Harbor City, and the crime was never solved.

The Palos Verdes resident and others at the rally and vigil hope that this latest mass killing will spur the country to reinstate an assault weapons ban.

Several dozen demonstators were expected at the rally organized by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Violence Prevention Coalition of Los Angeles, and Women Against Gun Violence.

Margo Bennett, a member of Women Against Gun Violence, said the group believes the tide is turning in favor of sensible gun legislation in the wake of the latest killings.

"It's enough," said Bennett. "We believe the tide is changing."

Pay Attention December 23, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Mike E. Ct. has the toughest gun laws. Didn't work, doesn't work. It's the person or evil behind the gun or guns. News flash for you, millions of women, girls own and know how to shoot them. Lots of them look a Sunday School teacher. At an early age, classes for children, self-defense classes. I believe most people don't desire this, but we're FORCED to act like we are in a COMBAT ZONE
Pay Attention December 23, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Mike E. Why do you think the father got the heck out of the crazy zone, Adam and his mother. Adam and Adam's mother have the BLOOD on their hands of 20 children and 6 adults
Pay Attention December 23, 2012 at 03:42 AM
In Ct., politeness cost lives and pain forever for those families. Speakup about weird it was about Adam "Off Limits" to talk about in discussions. Speakup about bullies, but you'll be a "Snitch", "Squeeler" and be labeled until High School which I told by 2 High School Students.
Pay Attention December 23, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Bill Eilert. You must live in a bubble. Hundred, thousands murdered,die, slaudered from knife attacks. Pepper spray and Bear Spray--nobody dies. Knives, baseball bats, etc, yes.
Pay Attention December 23, 2012 at 04:02 AM
AmericaBeautful. Don't you realize that the American way is Victums have no rights and can be sued whereas the Murders, Rapists, Slauders, etc. have rights and people feel sorry for because they didn't do it(LOL)

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