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Moms Demand Action deliver message to Lansing

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Mid-Michigan members of Moms Demand Action took their message to Lansing on Tuesday in the form of 14,000 postcards addressed to Gov. Rick Snyder.

It's part of a larger campaign to persuade political leaders across the country to take action to end gun violence.

"Background checks are quick. Many are finished in 90 seconds, so we believe this doesn't infringe at all on law-abiding gun owners," said Kristen Moore, with Moms Demand Action.

It's something that has the Mom Demands Action group, a group that started after the Sandy Hook school shootings, working to end gun violence. They want Snyder and the legislature to pay attention, especially in an election year.

"We're having people pledge to be gun sense voters. We want to let our legislators know that this is a priority. It's going to be a priority for us in the election," Moore said.

The group said they're not anti-gun.

"Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety support the Second Amendment," Moore said.

More than 14,000 postcards were delivered to the governor's office on Tuesday, just calling for better background checks, something the group said would save a lot of lives.

"We believe background checks will certainly make it much more difficult for felons to get guns," Moore said.

For a long time the gun debate seemed very one-sided, Moore said.

"For decades the gun lobby has been doing all the talking in this debate. We know that a majority of Americans, a majority of gun owners favor common sense solutions to gun violence. And so we're trying to motivate people, get them together and amplify their voices," Moore said.

The Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners said they support all the current gun laws and don't see a need for more.

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