Families of D.C. Shooting Victims Rally

Residents protest laws that weaken D.C. gun laws

By John Wist
|  Saturday, May 22, 2010  |  Updated 5:30 PM EDT
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Families of D.C. Shooting Victims Rally

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One of the worst drive-by shootings in District history was remembered today with a motorcade through the city led by families of the victims.

The procession began at 9 a.m. and will travel pass sites where the victims were killed. It will end at Lafayette Park next to the White House where family and friends will hold a rally and press conference.

Besides drawing attention to the recent slaying and gun violence in the District, the group will also be protesting any bills or amendments currently in Congress that would weaken D.C.’s strict gun laws.

Nardyne Jefferies, mother of Brishell Jones, who was killed in the drive-by, led the processional of motorcycles and cars. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Police Chief Cathy Lanier were expected to join the families.
 

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