Emotions run high at East Bay town hall on gun control

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KFSN) -- It was an emotionally charged town hall meeting on gun violence in the East Bay Saturday as many parents, teachers and students demanded change in the wake of a mass shooting in Florida just last week.

The town hall meeting at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette was hosted by East Bay Congressman, Mark DeSaulnier. He said this was one of the largest meetings he's ever hosted.

DeSaulnier told the packed house he supports a Federal ban on assault weapons and favors universal background checks for those trying to buy a gun.

DeSaulnier rejected President Trump's idea of arming teachers at schools.

Congressman DeSaulnier says he plans to hold more Town hall meetings in the future.
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