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USA: Anti-gun law activists mourn Las Vegas victims with interfaith vigil02:34

USA: Anti-gun law activists mourn Las Vegas victims with interfaith vigil

United States, New York City
October 4, 2017 at 03:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scores of anti-gun law activists held a vigil for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre outside Brooklyn City Hall on Tuesday, decrying the US constitutional right as the main cause of the incident.

Placards of US mass shooting statistics were held by activists, followed by speeches by speakers from anti-gun law groups.

Mothers Against Guns Spokesperson Margaret Barnes said the reason for the tragedy was because "it is far too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on guns in this country [USA]."

Borough President of Brooklyn Eric L. Adams insisted that the US needs to "move this conversation to the level that this deserves", adding that, "there is no reason we should have automatic weapons of that magnitude in this country."

64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire with an automatic weapon from the Mandalay Bay Hotel on a crowd at Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing 59 people and further injuring 527.

USA: Anti-gun law activists mourn Las Vegas victims with interfaith vigil02:34
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Scores of anti-gun law activists held a vigil for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre outside Brooklyn City Hall on Tuesday, decrying the US constitutional right as the main cause of the incident.

Placards of US mass shooting statistics were held by activists, followed by speeches by speakers from anti-gun law groups.

Mothers Against Guns Spokesperson Margaret Barnes said the reason for the tragedy was because "it is far too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on guns in this country [USA]."

Borough President of Brooklyn Eric L. Adams insisted that the US needs to "move this conversation to the level that this deserves", adding that, "there is no reason we should have automatic weapons of that magnitude in this country."

64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire with an automatic weapon from the Mandalay Bay Hotel on a crowd at Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing 59 people and further injuring 527.

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