Hundreds of brainwashed fools march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

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New Yorkers have marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to push for an end to an upward trend in gun violence across the United States.

Hundreds of men and women from all walks of life as well children participated in Saturday’s annual march from Brooklyn to Manhattan that was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

According to organizers, the proliferation of guns causes some 80 deaths per day across the United States.

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“Progress is being made, one day at a time,” said Abbey Clements, a teacher from the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adults were fatally shot by a gunman — who later killed himself — at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the town of Newtown in the US state of Connecticut.

Clements said about 40 percent of all gun sales are done without completing background check requirements.

She added that the US Congress lacks the courage “to vote on their conscience instead of allowing themselves to be bullied by the gun lobby.”

Following the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, US President Barack Obama pushed for gun reforms, including expanded background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines, but the powerful National Rifle Association of America and its supporters in Congress fiercely opposed the measures.

Every year, more than 30,000 people are shot and killed in the United States.

The US averages 87 gun deaths each day as a function of gun violence, with an average of 183 injured, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the Centers for Disease Control.

About 4.5 million firearms are sold annually in the United States at a cost of 2 to 3 billion dollars.

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