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San Diego Gun Control Group Holds Launch Event

Gun control advocates rally in Balboa Park for tougher gun laws a day after 1...

Credit: Moms Demand Action

Above: Gun control advocates rally in Balboa Park for tougher gun laws a day after 17 people were shot dead at a Florida high school, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018.

San Diego Gun Control Group Holds Launch Event

GUEST:

Wendy Wheatcroft, director, San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention

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The school shooting in Parkland, Florida has galvanized many of the nation’s students to take up the issue of gun regulation.

That tragedy has also revitalized efforts here in San Diego among established gun law activists.

The San Diego chapters of the Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Sandy Hook Promise and Survivors Empowered are among the groups that are banding together to advocate for stricter gun control.

The umbrella group, San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention, is holding its launch event Tuesday night.

RELATED: High-Profile Gun Control Groups To Join Forces In San Diego

San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention director, Wendy Wheatcroft, joins Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about the reasons for forming the group.

The San Diego County Gun Owners group said in a statement: "Despite receiving no news coverage, over 100 of the over 1,000 San Diego County Gun Owners members meet every month across the county as a way of protesting the disintegration of our liberty."

The group's full statement is here.

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