A hundred members of Gays Against Guns marched Saturday in the National Action Network’s Unity Rally in D.C. to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
The march took the gun control group from the Martin Luther King memorial to the National Mall and then onto the Lincoln memorial. Gays Against Guns also launched a protest outside of the National Rifle Association’s D.C. office.
The group claimed they took part in the march “to identify the chain of death that is the NRA, gun lobbyists, politicians held by the NRA and gun manufacturers,”John Grauwiler of New York City, told Washington D.C. radio station, WTOP.
The group posted a video on Facebook of the protest. “The NRA has got to go,” shouted members of Gays Against Guns. In another video, the group says, “U.S. Congress, N.R.A: How many kids did you kill today?”
On August 15, the gun control advocacy group staged a die-in at BlackRock’s Manhattan office. The group was protesting against the world’s biggest investment manager because it has shares in Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson. The two companies are manufacturers of guns that have been used in mass shootings.
Gays Against Guns was formed in response to the Orlando shooting that left 49 people dead and 53 others injured on June 12. The group has drawn comparisons to the activist group ACT UP.