'Trying to get it done': Highland Park mom to meet with senators in effort to combat gun violence

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Saturday, November 12, 2022
Highland Park mom to meet with senators about gun violence
Ashbey Beasley, who was at the Highland Park parade shooting, is set to meet with Mark Kelly, Pat Toomey and Kyrsten Sinema about gun violence.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A Highland Park mom is on a mission to combat gun violence.

Ashbey Beasley and her 6-year-old son, Beau, were at this year's 4th of July parade during the shooting that killed seven people and injured dozens of others.

She was not physically hurt during the attack, but said she's now devoting her life to stopping gun violence.

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Beasley will head to the nation's capital next week to urge lawmakers to co-sign a federal assault weapons ban.

"This is really the prime time that we are hitting the ground with this and trying to get it done. Every legislator who co-signed the assault weapons ban bill won their election," Beasley said.

Beasley is set to meet with Senators Kelly, Sinema, and Toomey during her upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.

She's previously met with a-dozen other lawmakers.

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