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Celebs support gun control rally at Union Market

ABC7

Martin Luther King III was among the big names who showed up for the End Gun Violence Together rally, on Monday night, at Union Market.

“Each step we take, is a step in the right direction,” actor Taye Diggs said.

Nearly 51 years after his father’s assassination, King believes gun violence is still a major problem.

“Personally as a victim losing my father and my grandmother.we have been looking for this kind of momentum,” King said.

He says he is encouraged by the young people he sees calling for gun control, like Naomi Wadler who we first heard from at the March for Our Lives rally last year.

“I think that when a lot of people when they hear statistics, they let it bring them down and I’m trying to use it as a motivator,” Wadler said.

12-year-old Naomi attends middle school in D.C., where homicides are up 50 percent compared to this time last year.

“Certainly we have more shootings and violence than is acceptable in our city,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “I think it’s critically important that we are always putting pressure on the Congress to put in place common sense gun reforms.”

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