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Gun safety group holds event in Louisville on Sunday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The Moms Demand Action group held an event in Louisville on Sunday, demanding action for gun safety in the United States.

The group was formed the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. 

Two-and-a-half years later, there are more than 3 million members, with a chapter in every state. 

At the event Sunday in Louisville, a quilt project was on display. 

The quilts incorporate items and clothing from gun violence survivors and victims. 

"We have to, as Americans, stand up and say, 'we're not going to tolerate 88 shootings every single day of Americans.' It's not acceptable, and we have to act," said Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action.  

The group says they support the second amendment and that many of them are gun owners. 

They just want common sense regulations in place, including stronger background checks. 

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