About a dozen or so mothers and their children gathered at the corner of East Parkway and Poplar around 5 p.m.to promote that message.
Moms Demand Action has become a leading organization for gun violence prevention with chapters in all 50 states.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says these mass shootings are becoming way too common after a gunman killed 17 in a Florida high school this week. "We could implement those tomorrow and we would see a reduction in gun violence in our country". They support responsible gun ownership, but this debate is about keeping guns out of the hands of risky people, and notifying the community about those who try to get them.
"Politicians can make all the promises they want and they can give all their condolences, but at what point do we say "that's not enough" and we call for action".
The group said a so-called "Red Flag Law" might have helped prevent the Florida shooting. It would allow relatives or law enforcement to petition a judge to limit a person's access to guns if there are warning signs they could be a threat to others.
"It could've been my child, it could've been our school because there are absolutely no laws which restrict people from carrying guns or buying guns", she said.
The group is also planning to send busloads of activists to Nashville on March 7 for Gun Advocacy Day.