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Rally tonight for gun regulations, and Sandy Hook remembrance

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Several groups in Tucson are joining the nationwide push today for more gun regulations. 

They are observing six months since the shooting at Sandy Hook and making a call to local lawmakers in Washington D.C. These groups will meet this evening at the Little Chapel of Nations on the U of A campus. 

The groups putting this on, Moms Demand Action and Organizing for Action, say this is part vigil, part press conference.

They will be paying tribute to the 26 lives lost in Newtown, and showing gratitude to some of Arizona's elected lawmakers. 

What they will be doing is making neckties using paper and string, with a message written on front that reads ‘I have gun sense.' These will be sent to representatives Grijalva and Barber, as well as Senator McCain, but not to Senator Jeff Flake, who voted no several weeks ago on gun control issues.

The groups are pushing for background checks for everybody and reducing magazine limits. 

There are dozens of similar rallies being held all across the country today, to mark the six months since the Sandy Hook shooting. 

As for the local rally, everyone is invited to attend at 7 p.m. at the Little Chapel of All Nations at First Street and Highland on the U of A campus.

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