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Stop the Gun Violence Rally 

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Governor Ralph Northam was the keynote speaker at a Stop the Gun Violence Rally yesterday at 31st Street Baptist Church in Richmond. The governor implored lawmakers to consider passing new gun legislation at a special session on July 9.
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Keynote Speaker, Governor Ralph Northam.
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Governor Northam spoke about the Virginia Beach mass shooting and the death of 9 year-old Markiya Dickson, citing those deaths as proof that Virginia needs new gun laws.
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Rev. Robert Winfree, Rev. Dr. Gould Champ, Marilyn Jones.
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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Attorney General Mark Herring.
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Rev. Ben Campbell, Richmond Hill.
Cheryl Burke, Richmond School Board and Shannon Taylor, Commonwealth Attorney, Henrico County.
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The three hour rally was attended by roughly 125 people.
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Rev. Tyrone Nelson, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church joins hands with Rev. Lisa Janes, Faith Community Baptist Church (right) and others during the closing prayer.
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Kristy Burrus Clay's daughter Krissa Henderson-Burrus was murdered on Hull Street in August, 2018.
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Marilyn Jones rises up during a musical selection.
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Rev. Donte McCutchen.
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Delegate Delores McQuinn joins hands with Governor Northam as Rev. Dr. Patricia Gould delivers the closing prayer for the world, nation and Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Rev. Kevin Chandler, President of the NAACP, Virginia State Conference delivers a call to action.
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Around 125 people attended the rally.
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Rev. Robert Winfree, New Life Deliverance Tabernacle, a veteran of hundreds of vigils is overcome with emotion. Winfree lost a son to gun violence.
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Cheryl Burke, Richmond School Board and Shannon Taylor, Commonwealth Attorney, Henrico County.

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