Toy gun march held on the National Mall

Gun-rights activists toted toy water guns in a Toy Gun March from the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the National Mall Tuesday to protest Second Amendment limitations.

The march was followed by family-friendly outdoor games, face painting and speakers – as well as a 160-gallon water truck for gun refills – on the mall across from the White House. The proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots, and attendees are asked to bring both a toy gun for themselves and an unopened toy, book or board game to donate.

The event aims to encourage responsible gun ownership and was planned partly in response to the planning of a controversial July 4 armed march in D.C.