March against gun violence; video from Tucson victims

January 8, 2012 3:25:04 PM PST
Demonstrators took part in the "Too Many Victims" march and rally Sunday in Harlem.

It coincides with national events marking the anniversary of the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six and injured 12, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Marchers publicized the number of residents killed by guns over the past year in New York City and held a candle light vigil.

The march and rally was hosted by the National Action Network and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

The march began at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building on 125th Street and continued to the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Malcolm X Boulevard.

Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement, "We are honored that survivors of the Tucson tragedy have joined our mission to keep illegal guns out of the hands of dangerous people. After the Tucson shooting, President Obama said the nation needs a gun background check system that is 'accurate, instant and comprehensive.' We will continue to work with the President and Congress to make that goal a reality ? it's long overdue. Until we get serious about enforcing our gun laws and making common-sense reforms, 34 more Americans will continue to be murdered with guns every day. Since the Tucson shootings, another 12,000 lives have been lost. Many of those murders could have ? and should have ? been prevented by keeping weapons out of the hands of dangerous people that should never have a firearm."

Victims of the Tragedy in Tucson released a video online marking one year since the shooting.


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