Rally for Gun-Owner Universal Background Checks took place Saturday near the Walmart on Riverside in Rockford.
The Rockford Moveon.Org Council hosted the rally. It invited residents of the Fairgrounds community to participate in the event. Local pastors and other Rockford citizens were also invited to share prayers for community peace.
"We DEMAND Universal Background Checks for ALL gun sales in the US, including sales through the Internet, by a private person, at a gun show, or from a store," said the movement.
It would also like to see all local and chain stores stop the sale of guns immediately.
The rally was held at noon on Saturday. For more information on the Moveon.Org Council, you can click on the link.