'This is a national health crisis:' Gun reform rally held in Old Bethpage

Originally published in News 12 Long Island on August 07, 2019.

A gun reform rally was held in Old Bethpage Wednesday, where gun control activists said they're fed up with the empty rhetoric from Washington after every mass shooting and want immediate action.

"This is a national health crisis," says Laura Burns, of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Burns and others called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call back the Senate from its five-week recess to vote on a universal background check bill.

The bill, which already passed in the House, requires background checks on everyone who purchases a gun - including sales at gun shows and online.

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