Young people protest for gun rights in front of D.C. city hall

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“While we support their right to express their opinions under the First Amendment, the facts are clear that more guns do not equal safer communities,” Mr. Gray’s spokesman, Pedro Ribeiro, said Friday. “States with the lax gun laws and higher gun ownership rates have the highest per capita number of gun related deaths. The District is currently on pace to have the lowest homicide rate it’s had in over 40 years; our laws are working.”

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