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'Million Moms' for gun control march over Brooklyn Bridge this morning

Gun rights advocates demonstrated outside the Capitol in Albany on Saturday. AP photo by Tim Roske

Associated Press

One Million Moms for Gun Control plans to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall on Monday at 9:15 am, to call on Congress to take New York's lead and enact tough gun-control legislation.

The group says Monday's event is inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence.

One Million Moms was formed after the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Its founder, Shannon Watts, and City Councilwoman Letitia James are among the scheduled speakers at the City Hall rally.

Tony-nominated actress Montego Glover will sing "26 Names." It's written by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown in tribute to the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School first-graders and six school officials who died in the Newtwon shooting last month.

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the nation's toughest assault weapon and magazine restrictions.

January 21, 2013 - 8:22am


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