Gun Control Rally: Nearly 1,000 People vs. Thousands

Gun Control Rally: Nearly 1,000 People vs. Thousands

The Washington Post (WAPO) is reporting that “nearly 1,000 people” took part in a pro-gun control march in Washington DC on Saturday. CNN described the same event as a a march attended by “thousands.”

A slight discrepancy to say the least. 

The WAPO reports some Newtown, Conn. residents joined “nearly 1,000 people” in a march on the National Mall on Saturday. Speakers at the march included Democrats Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

CNN reported on the same march as having “thousands of demonstrators” rallying for “universal background checks,” a “reinstatement of the federal ban on military-style semi-automatic rifles,” and a “ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines.”

It is known that at some point in the rally, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan addressed the crowd: “This is about responsibility, this is about gun safety, this is about fewer dead Americans, fewer dead children.”

What isn’t known is whether he addressed “nearly 1,000 people” or “thousands.”

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