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  • Updated: June 11, 2022

US: Thousands Protest Gun Reform After Surge In Mass Shootings

Thousands of protesters are expected to rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday as part of a renewed push for nationwide gun control.

This comes in after a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York.

The ABC News reports that organisers expect the second 'March for Our Lives' rally to draw around 50,000 protesters to the Washington Monument.

Now, with a string of mass shootings bringing gun control back into the national conversation, organisers of this weekend’s events say the time is right to renew their push for a national overhaul.

Daud Mumin, co-Chairman of the march’s board of directors said; “We want to make sure that this work is happening across the country. This work is not just about D.C., it’s not just about senators.”

Mariah Cooley, a board member and a senior at Washington’s Howard University also added; “This will be a demonstration to show that us as Americans, we’re not stopping anytime soon until Congress does their jobs. And if not, we’ll be voting them out.”

The protest comes at a time of renewed political activity on guns and a crucial moment for possible action in Congress.

The House has passed bills that would raise the age limit to buy semi-automatic weapons and establish federal “red flag” laws.

But such initiatives have stalled in the Senate. Democratic and Republican senators had hoped to reach an agreement on a framework for addressing the issue.

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