Mayors Against Illegal Guns holds gun control, background checks rally in DC

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns held a rally on Capitol Hill on Thursday to support enacting background check reforms to firearms sales laws.

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Wednesday, Virginia Tech massacre survivor Colin Goddard told us he was taking part in the rally.

"Mayors Against Illegal Guns is an organization that is working to reduce gun violence. This summer they've taken a No More Names rally across the country, visited 25 states in each state, read the names of the 9,000 Americans who have been killed by guns since just the Newtown shooting last year. And each state they have other victims of gun violence, survivors. They have law enforcement. They have faith leaders. They have other local officials speaking to the need to reduce gun violence in America and tomorrow, tomorrow's rally will be the culmination of that tour in D.C. where they get to meet their members of Congress and Senate and have a big national event here in D.C.," Goddard told us.

We will have more on this rally tonight at 5 and 6.

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