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Louisville activists join national event asking for 'whatever it takes' to increase gun safety

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In Louisville, about two dozen people rallied outside the Federal Building with signs that read "every town for gun safety." In Louisville, about two dozen people rallied outside the Federal Building with signs that read "every town for gun safety."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As part of a national day of action, activists around the country are demanding law-makers do "whatever it takes" to prevent gun violence. 

In Louisville, about two dozen people rallied outside the federal courthouse with signs that read "every town for gun safety."  It comes in wake of the shooting that killed two Virginia journalists during a live broadcast. 

The Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense say they want congress to do something.

"It's been deemed the summer of gun violence," Connie Coartney said. "There were shootings in movie theaters, shootings in churches, shootings on playgrounds as kids step outside to play in their front yard. It's an epidemic in our country."

A national event was held on Capital Hill in Washington DC. 

The group is advocating for stricter background checks and closing loop holes on purchases made online and at gun shows. 

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