Gun control advocates hope to increase the pressure on lawmakers today during what is being called a "National Day to Demand Action."
Organizers will hold more than 140 public events in 29 states, including California. It's all meant to encourage member of the United States Senate to vote for universal background checks when people buy guns. Such a vote on gun-control bills could come as soon as April 8th, when Congress returns from its spring recess.
Gun control supporters are hoping to regain the momentum they believed they had in the days and weeks after the shooting massacre more than three months ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.