Danielle Irigoyen brings flowers to a memorial for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. Leaders of the Legislature on Wednesday chided Congress for inaction on gun control in the wake of a series of mass shootings including this month&rsquo;s terrorist attack on an Orlando, Fla., nightclub that killed 49 people.At a rally on the Capitol steps, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Le&oacute;n (D-Los Angeles) and others contrasted Congress with the Legislature, saying state lawmakers hope to send Gov. Jerry Brown a package of more than a dozen gun-control bills by the end of this month.&ldquo;We all know that Congress may not have the courage to do something about it, but we do,&rdquo; De Le&oacute;n told the crowd of 100 activists from the Moms Demand Action/Everytown for Gun Safety coalition. &ldquo;We will act with the appropriate&nbsp;level of urgency in response to the scourge of gun violence on our streets, in our schools, our places of worship and other gathering places.&rdquo;Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) cited votes by both chambers of the Legislature to approve several gun-control bills.&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not every day that people like you or me are able to beat back the NRA and get our bills through. This is really historic,&rdquo; Santiago said. &ldquo;Congress was not able to do it, and we are doing it here in California.&rdquo;Lawmakers including Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Los Angeles) touted a bill that would close a loophole that allows gun owners to loan their weapons to others for 30 days without background checks.&ldquo;As the violence in Orlando has once again reminded us, it&rsquo;s past time for action,&rdquo; said Rendon, who noted that five of his relatives have been shot, including three who were killed by guns. &ldquo;None of us are immune from the tragedy that guns deliver every day in communities throughout our state.&rdquo;Before the rally, De Leon and Rendon met with Gov. Jerry Brown on the gun bills in a session one source described as "productive" but Brown has not made any commitments.The pledge of action by six legislators was lauded at the rally by Jen Reidy, a volunteer for the coalition. &ldquo;The shooting in Orlando showed us how urgent it is to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people,&rdquo; Reidy told the crowd.