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.