Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

Verena Dobnik for the Associated Press reported today:

Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed.

Held on the eve of Mother’s Day, the third annual march from Brooklyn to Manhattan was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

“Progress is being made, one day at a time,” said Abbey Clements, a teacher from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in December 2012.

Clements said about 40 percent of all gun sales are completed without a background check. She accused Congress of lacking the courage “to vote on their conscience instead of allowing themselves to be bullied by the gun lobby.”

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