March For Our Lives organizers hold town hall meeting to discuss gun laws

TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) Politicians and candidates met with the March For Our Lives group to focus on the fear of gun violence especially in schools.

The March For Our Lives group says it supports the second amendment right for law-abiding citizens to bear arms but say it comes with responsibility.

The group says it wants laws passed to ban the sale of what they call assault and high capacity weapons. They also say people can buy weapons without a background check online and at gun shows.

"People with domestic violence or violence convictions on their record, they've probably forfeited their right to carry a gun because of their behavior. we need to get rid of thing like a bump stock that serves to increase the fire power of an already powerful weapon. those kinds of common sense ideas seem to be growing in terms of popularity," says Jim Ward.

Student organizers say they encourage other to get educated about political candidates' views on gun laws then vote on election day.