More than 30 people stood in front of U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach's office on Main Street in Trappe around Noon on Wednesday, urging the official to support "common sense gun laws."
The event was coordinated by Organizing for Action - PA (OFA-PA), and included several local community members, from children to senior citizens, holding signs such as "background checks save lives" and "Representative Gerlach Stop Criminals from Buying Guns."
"Supporters of gun violence prevention have not forgotten about Sandy Hook or Aurora, Tuscon or Virginia Tech, and they won't let leaders in Washington forget that they can act to make their communities safer," according to the OFA-PA.
Participants hope Gerlach will support H.R. 1565, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013, which includes expanded background checks for those who purchase guns.