Mothers gather to rally in support of tougher gun laws


SEATTLE - A group of local mothers held a rally in Capitol Hill on Sunday in support of tougher gun laws.

Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America spent the day at Cal Anderson Park to help spread the message that the state and country need stricter gun laws, and the mothers want to expand background checks. 

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Deborah Horne spoke with a woman who lost her child in a fatal shooting.

“There’s still that underground network and the guns are still going to be getting to where they’re not supposed to be. I personally think what needs to be done is to stop that,” said Ayanna Brown. 

Sunday marked the third Mother’s Day since Brown’s 12-year-old son was fatally shot in a case of mistaken identity. He died in April 2010 outside of a 7-Eleven in Skyway.

Brown’s family has installed a memorial for him.

The group of mothers does support tougher background checks, and they plan to appeal to the state’s voters to help make them a reality.