NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Manhattan protesters demand Senate end its summer recess to vote on gun control
The “Recess Rally,” one of more than 100 organized across the country over the weekend by the anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety, came two weeks after a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio left more than 30 people dead.
“If today is a typical day in America, more than 100 people will die at the barrel of a gun” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) told the rally, referring to the roughly 36,000 Americans killed by guns each year, including suicides.
“If they won’t act, then we need to take democracy in our hands and vote Mitch McConnell out of office,” Maloney said.
Protesters echoed Maloney’s sentiment, regularly breaking out into chants of “Vote Them Out!” during the rally.
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