Group wants ban on assault weapons, background checks

May 11, 2013 9:13:45 PM PDT
Moms Demand Action marched on Chicago's North Side Saturday to call for tougher gun laws.

The group was formed after the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Nate and Cleo Pendleton, whose 15-year-old daughter Hadiya was shot and killed at a South Side park, took part in the march.

"Different needs to happen. Unfortunately there have been laws that were very important that made sense that were not passed," Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton said.

The marchers want a ban on assault weapons and background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases. Organizers said the Chicago march was one of 20 held nationwide over Mother's Day weekend.