STOCKTON -- Democratic Congressman Jerry McNerney and Stockton teachers rallied together in downtown Stockton on Tuesday afternoon to call for stricter gun laws.
Cleveland School Remembers and community members joined together for a vigil to honor victims and survivors of gun violence.
Former Cleveland School teachers who witnessed a gunman shoot and kill five students in 1989 also joined and shared why they’re asking for what they call "common sense gun reform legislation."
“Every time one of them is reported on the news, I go through the same things that I went through that day,” Judy Weldon said.
Weldon was a teacher along with Julie Schardt at the elementary school.
“We would like to see an assault weapons ban, we would like to see the CDC funded again so they can treat gun violence as the public health ... issue that it is,” Schardt said.
“No fly, no buy. If you’re on a no-fly terrorist watch list there’s no way you should be able to buy a gun and that’s just common sense,” Congressman McNerney told FOX40.