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'Stroller Jam' protest targets guns on light rail

"Stroller Jam" protests guns on the light rail. (Source: CBS 5 News) "Stroller Jam" protests guns on the light rail. (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Arizona moms boarded the Metro Light Rail Saturday to show lawmakers they want the rules changed when it comes to carrying guns aboard the train.

Arizona members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a "Stroller Jam."

Members said they're concerned about safety, especially after a man in Tucson boarded a bus with a loaded assault weapon.

According to Sun Tran, there is no written policy preventing guns on public transit in Tucson because Arizona state law prohibits the city, and all other local jurisdictions, from passing and enforcing a gun ban on public transit, the group said.

Organizers said they are not opposed to the state's open carry law. They just want stricter regulations on who can carry those guns to make sure the powerful weapons are not getting into the wrong hands.

Members met at the Park and Ride at Apache and Price roads and rode the rail to the Mill Avenue and Thirds Street.

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