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Gun Control Demonstrators Take to the Streets in NYC

Hundreds of demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for tougher gun control laws, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in New York.
John Minchillo—AP Hundreds of demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for tougher gun control laws, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in New York.

Demonstrators plan to march across a major New York City bridge Saturday, urging stricter measures on guns after a spate of mass killings

Hundreds of demonstrators will walk across New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Saturday in a call for stricter gun control laws in the wake of mass shootings across the country.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is underwriting the march, which will lead from downtown Brooklyn to City Hall in lower Manhattan, and include the relatives of some of the 26 victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Organizers told the Associated Press that they will hold a demonstration outside the City Hall’s gates and chant “Not one more,” a protest uttered by the father of shooting victim Christopher Martinez, after his son was killed in Santa Barbara, Calif., last month.

Bloomberg is a major advocate of gun control laws, and has spent millions of dollars helping support groups including Moms Demand Action, Everytown For Gun Safety and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Seven people were killed in Santa Barbara on May 23, including the shooter. Two people, including the shooter, were killed Tuesday at an Oregon high school, the second school shooting within a week.

[AP]
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