COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- There's a new group that's targeting gun violence.
Everytown is made up of "1.5 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans," according to the group's website. The goal is to take aim at politicians or candidates running for office that do not support stronger gun control laws.
"Our moms want leaders who vote for common sense gun laws that protect children," said Julie Eichorn, Columbus ambassador for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. "If our leaders don't vote to protect them then we will find new ones to replace them."
One of those involved in Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman. He believes gun violence is increasing and needs to be addressed.
"As mayor of the largest city in the state of Ohio, I have seen first-hand the damage caused by these guns, whether in the hands of criminals, whether in the hands of the mentally ill or simply those making bad judgment or bad decisions," Coleman said.
Coleman noted that 81 percent of homicides and 255 aggravated assaults in 2012 involved guns.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $50 million to the group.