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WASHINGTON (CBSDC)- Within days of the Sandy Hook shootings, MomsRising.org launched a petition in support of what they call common-sense gun regulations.

On Feb. 14, the two-month anniversary of the massacre, the organization delivered a petition to U.S. Senators and Members of Congress. On Thursday, three months after the shootings, members attempted to bring 130,000 signatures to the National Rifle Association of America headquarters in Fairfax.

Dozens marched with signs, and others pushed strollers full of the physical copies of the petition, but they were met at the property line by security and turned away.

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder, executive director and CEO of MomsRising, wrote NRA president David Keene a letter on March 5 requesting a meeting with him.

“Mr. Keene, every day in our nation, a parent, spouse or sibling doesn’t come home from work or a child never returns home from school due to gun violence,” it said. “As moms, we are working hard out of our love for all families to put an end to these tragedies. Would you accept my invitation to meet and take delivery of MomsRising’s petition for common-sense gun regulations? We propose to visit your office around 10:30 the morning of March 14.”

Although the group did not succeed in securing a meeting, they say they will try again.

WNEW’s John Domen contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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