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March for Gun Control

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 26: Vincent Gray (C), Mayor of the District of Columbia, leads a march for stricter gun control laws on January 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The demonstrators included survivors of the shooting at Virginia Tech, Newtown, Connecticut, and others. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 3:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as "Ban Assault Weapons Now," joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.

Leading the crowd were marchers with "We Are Sandy Hook" signs, paying tribute to victims of the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials marched alongside them. The crowd stretched for at least two blocks along Constitution Avenue.

Participants held signs reading "Gun Control Now," "Stop NRA" and "What Would Jesus Pack?" among other messages. Other signs were simple and white, with the names of victims of gun violence.

 

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