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Call For Gun Control Brings Dozens To City Hall

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Dozens of people gathered in solidarity at City Hall in Philadelphia Sunday to take a stance against gun violence.

At the rally, Mayor Jim Kenney called for changes to gun laws:

" Children are hunting down children in our city. Without the gun all you have is a fist fight and we can recover from a broken nose or a black eye. You can't recover from a gunshot."

26 cyclists riding from Newtown, CT to Washington, DC to honor victims of gun violence, like the Sandy Hook massacre stopped at the rally. They're calling for policies they say would save lives.

"I know a lot of people who were affected by the shooting in sandy hook," says one of the cyclists, Andrea Myers. "I also lost a friend in a mass shooting nine years ago. So this issue is very close to me."

She says it's something she needs to do:

"We ride in memory of everyone who has lost their life to gun violence. We ride to continue to bring attention to the effect that we need change in our laws, so that these things don't happen again."

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