Just a week ago, U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts helped lead a sit-in on the House floor, asking for tougher gun laws. Thursday afternoon, that fight continued for Democrats on the State House steps.
"There's an African proverb that says when you pray, move your feet. And it is time for us to truly honor the tens of thousands of lives lost to gun violence every year in this country by moving our feet," Clark said.
On the heels of Orlando's Pulse shooting, this rally and last week's sit in have pressured Republicans to come together on changing gun laws. At the same time that Clark was speaking, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced a proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining guns — a move Democrats are calling a victory.
A vote on the proposal is still needed. That could come as early as next week.