Gun control advocates from across the country, including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Newtown, Conn. residents, religious leaders, survivors of gun violence, celebrities, and everyday citizens are marching on Washington today to rally in support of common sense gun law reform.
The event began with advocates gathering this morning at the Capitol Reflecting Pool at 10:00 a.m. followed by a march along Constitution Avenue toward the Washington Monument.
The main event is scheduled to take place at the Washington Monument today at noon.
Organizers for the march included Molly Smith and her partner who were inspired to get involved due to Adam Lanza’s Dec. 14th massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
"With the drum roll, the consistency of the mass murders and the shock of it, it is always something that is moving and devastating to me. And then, it's as if I move on," Smith said. "And In this moment, I can't move on. I can't move on.” ~ USA Today
“We will never fully understand why 20 first-graders and six educators were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School—or why still more students and educators lost their lives at Columbine, Chardon or Red Lake high schools, Westside Middle School, Virginia Tech or the many other campuses and communities in our country where guns have cut short dreams and created fear.
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