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WHDH Boston: Senator Ed Markey joins community leaders to discuss gun safety

ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) –

Senator Ed Markey spoke out on gun safety Tuesday during a discussion at Roxbury Community College.

The senator spoke with a group of community leaders, clergy and gun issue advocates.

Markey said they touched on a number of gun control issues, including the need of federal laws to regulate gun transfers and background checks.

“It’s wrong to be able to go into a gun show and purchase a gun without a background check,” Markey said. “It’s wrong that you can go online to purchase a gun without a background check.”

The meeting comes in the wake of a mass shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine people dead.