Now to a big ratcheting up in america's emotional gun control debate. Families from newtown joins thousands of others in washington demanding chan will this work? Abc's david kerley was out with the... See More
Now to a big ratcheting up in america's emotional gun control debate. Families from newtown joins thousands of others in washington demanding chan will this work? Abc's david kerley was out with the marchers and joins us from washington. David, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. The president has called on americans to put pressure on lawmakers to make change. Braving the cold several thousand tried to send a message to those chilly temperatures. This time we will not step back. Reporter: They came from all over the country, but 100 of them came from newtown. Brian's wife, a teacher, survived a shooting at sandy hook elementary. It's great to feel their support but be part of a bigger movement. Reporter: With the president calling for a ban on assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and universal background checks supporters know it will be a tough battle. All: Yes, we can. Reporter: Those on the mall of the support of many police organizations but the milwaukee county sheriff in a radio message that may have to do more with budget cuts tells residents don't call 911 and wait, learn how to use a firearm. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed or you can fight back. But are you prepared? Reporter: Nearly six years ago I met colin goddard shot four times still carrying three bullets but one of the survivors of the mass shooting which killed 32. Now he's an advocate for gun control getting a shoutout from the vice president as the administration laid out its plans. He was in the classroom. He calls himself one of the lucky seven. Reporter: And out on the mall goddard continued his fight. I'm not here today because of what happened to me. I'm here today because I kept seeing happen to me happen to so many other people. Reporter: And feels like he's starting to win. We're close, you know, this is the light at the end of the tunnel. This is emerging. Reporter: President obama will be hitting the road in the coming weeks taking his now very strong message on guns to the people as congress, bianna, readies for a very heated debate. That's right, the senate scheduled to begin its hearing on gun control this wednesday. Clearly an issue that's divided the nation. David, thank you so much.
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