Posted: Sep 4, 2013 9:39 PM by KBZK News
The organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns helped put on a rally outside Senator Max Baucus' office on Wednesday, calling on him to support background checks on all commercial gun sales.
The organization delivered several backpacks to the senators office to remind the senator that schools are back in session and it has been nine months since the Sandy Hook tragedy and no new gun legislation has passed through congress.
Those gathered urged Senator Baucus to push Congress to help pass new laws to prevent future tragedies.
Robert Waters, gun owner, said, "We would like to see Senator Baucus do the right, the responsible and moral thing and support that legislation. And recognize that, I think, the majority of Montanans support background checks, expanding background checks, and that includes gun owners like myself and gun owners like most of my friends."
Senator Baucus has voted for several provisions to address gun violence including voting to increase funding for mental health care and school safety.
In a quote from the senator's office, "Max understands that what works in New York or California does not necessarily work for Montana. Instead of a one-size-fits all approach, Max voted to boost gun prosecution in inner cities and high-crime areas without adding burdens on law-abiding folks in Montana. "
Currently there is no pending gun legislation in Congress. Lawmakers return next Monday, September 9th.