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Anti-Gun Violence Advocates Urge Congress To Pass Universal Background Checks

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
September 4, 2013

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Anti-gun violence advocates joined local and federal officials today in New Brunswick to urge lawmakers to pass legislation requiring universal background checks.

The group wants congress to pass common sense gun legislation that would include comprehensive background checks. Dawn Martinez lost her brother to gun violence in 2007. She says she hopes all victims of gun violence and their families get behind this legislation.

“I think united we make a huge difference it is certainly a large number of us in quantity, unfortunately, and while I do believe in clubs and organizations etc, this is not a club that I want to belong to and I’m sure they feel the same way so let’s change it.”

The event is part of the 25 state bus tour, No More Names, a national drive to reduce gun violence.

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