According to one news report, the group showed up with a bunch of backpacks (I don’t get it either) and a petition with claiming to have 41,000 signatures on it in favor of gun control legislation.
Now, there’s no way an anti-gun petition got 41,000 signatures in North Dakota. And it turns out the petition didn’t get anywhere close to that number in North Dakota.
Turns out, the petition got just 61 signatures from people claiming to be North Dakotans.
I would even question those 61 signatures.Members of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America delivered a petition with 61 North Dakota signatures to Heitkamp’s Fargo office Wednesday afternoon.The petitions were meant to be delivered in eight backpacks to symbolize the number of children who are killed with guns in the U.S. every day. Security at the federal building on Second Avenue would not allow backpacks, so the group simply delivered the petition after a short demonstration.