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March For Our Lives rally set for Nashville on Saturday

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Posted at 5:44 AM, Jun 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-11 14:36:29-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — A March For Our Lives rally took place Saturday in Nashville at 11 a.m. in Public Square Park. Advocates called for more gun control and restrictions after one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

You can watch footage from Saturday's march in the video below.

WARNING: Some of the signs and speeches from the event may include adult language

March For Our Lives rally in Nashville on Saturday

The organizers said they’re tired of lawmakers’ lack of action following deadly events like not blaming guns for the massacres and not raising the minimum age to buy guns in Tennessee.

This isn’t the first rally in Nashville for more action this month. Gun control advocates called on Governor Lee at the Capitol in early June to form a committee that includes clergy from all faiths to work on gun legislation. They also called for universal background checks to be passed and to ban semi-automatic weapons.

Previously, a March For Our Lives rally was held several years ago in Nashville in 2018. It drew a crowd of more than 10,000. That was in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida where 17 lost their lives.