St. Louis, MO (KSDK)- Moms in our area are calling for a stop to gun violence.

On Saturday, the St. Louis chapter of the national group "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" rallied for the cause.

The group is calling for things like universal background checks for gun sales and an assault weapons ban.

The group joined Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson, State Representative Stacey Newman, and other community leaders at Kiener Plaza Saturday demanding change.

"We are talking common sense changes here. Let me be clear background checks have nothing to do with doing away with legal guns. Keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people is not inconsistent with the second amendment," said Mayor Slay.

While most of the audience was in favor of the proposed changes, not everyone who attended the rally cheered on the message.

"It Kind of demonizes people like me. I am a veteran gun owner and I keep my firearms safely and I am definitely not a proponent of just anyone running around buying guns but the real problem here is that most crimes are committed by people who buy guns illegally," said Stacey Washington of Olivette.

The group is asking you to contact your legislators if you want the changes.

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