Background check supporters rally at Capitol
LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY
Supporters of expanded background checks for gun buyers are asking U.S. Sen. Max Baucus to change his stance and help Congress reconsider the issue.
A group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns held a small rally Tuesday at the state Capitol as part of a tour through 25 states. Another rally is scheduled for Thursday in Missoula.
The organization has also aired television advertisements in Montana and other states represented by U.S. senators who in April voted against a failed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases.
State Rep. Amanda Curtis of Butte told the crowd to stand up for "reasonable" gun control legislation. The Democrat - who is considering a run for the U.S. House - says she thinks the state is largely supportive off the idea.
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