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Brooklyn Bridge candlelight vigil aims at gun laws


NEW YORK (AP) — Several hundred advocates for tougher gun laws after the deadly Connecticut school attack have marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a candlelight vigil. They're trying to send a picturesque message to legislators.

Attorney Norman Siegel says the rally Sunday is meant as a symbol of changing attitudes toward gun control. He says those marching single file across the bridge hope to inspire new gun laws after 20 small children and six adults were killed Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The names of the dead were read aloud in the middle of the bridge.

And some of the demonstrators chanted "no more guns." One marcher, Melanie Waldman Lloyd, says she is appalled that people are allowed to own assault weapons. She has a 5-year-old child.

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