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Gun control group to hold rally in Little Rock

June 14, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — A gun control group is holding a rally in Little Rock to urge U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to take another look at a measure expanding background checks for firearm sales.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is holding the rally Friday at Allsopp Park. The event comes as the group is airing ads in Arkansas criticizing Pryor for voting against the background checks measure.

The rally will feature survivors of gun violence.

Pryor, a Democrat, has defended the vote and says a competing measure he voted for would have done more to address gun violence. Pryor has also criticized the group for its TV ad invoking the 2008 shooting death of Arkansas' state Democratic Party Chairman.

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