Hundreds of people rallied across the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday morning demanding more action for gun control. Their slogan was “Not one more.”
The slogan is from Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher Michael Martinez was one of three California college students killed in the shooting by Elliot Rodgers that left seven people dead, including Rodgers. In an interview, Martinez demanded lawmakers put an end to gun violence.
“We really had two messages today,” campaigner John Philp told the Guardian. “One was to get people to vote – that’s an ongoing campaign – and the other message was to carry what Richard Martinez said: that not one more person needs to die from senseless gun violence.”
Philp is the dads chapter leader of Moms Demand Action, which organized the event with help from Mayors Against Legal Guns, Everytown for Gun Safety and with financial support from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.