Saturday January 26, 2013

BOSTON (AP) -- A week after gun rights advocates in Massachusetts joined a nationwide rally, advocates favoring legislation to reduce gun violence are gathering on Beacon Hill.

State Rep. David Linsky of Natick will address a Saturday rally by the Boston area chapter of the One Million Moms for Gun Control outside the Statehouse.

Linsky, a former Middlesex County prosecutor, is the lead sponsor of legislation to require liability insurance for gun owners, among other proposals to tighten state gun laws.

He and other supporters of the bill filed last week say it would give those injured by a weapon a legal recourse, and create financial incentives that could reduce accidents and fatalities.

Other proposals are also being introduced after the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school last month that killed 20 children and six adults.