Van Hollen to join gun control rally

March in D.C. Saturday to oppose gun violence

January 26, 2013|By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun

Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen will join with gun control campaigners and religious leaders in a rally against gun violence on the National Mall Saturday.

The advocates plan to march in silence at 11 a.m. from the Capitol to the Washington Monument where Van Hollen and others will speak.

"I have long been a supporter of common sense measures to prevent gun violence," Van Hollen said in a statement. "Banning assault-style weapons, restricting high-capacity magazines, and implementing a system for universal background checks are just a few of the ways we can help make our communities safer."

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, actress Kathleen Turner and a number of activists are also expected to join the march.

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