Marchers in Nation’s Capital Demand Tougher Gun Laws

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — Thousands marched on the nation’s capital Saturday — in a rally that found its beginnings on Facebook — demanding tougher gun control laws from Washington.

Demonstrators are calling for a federal ban on assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines.

They are also asking Congress to require universal background checks for gun sales.

Earlier this week, California Senator Diane Feinstein introduced a bill that would ban some assault weapons.

This weekend’s march marks the first major demonstration in Washington since the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.