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"We Will Be Heard" Walk Hits Streets of Roanoke

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Roanoke, VA -  Around 20 people came out to downtown Roanoke Saturday for the "We Will Be Heard" Walk.

The walk was to show support for gun violence prevention legislation, and to thank Senators Kaine and Warner for supporting the recent background check bill.

The walk started at the Mayor's Memorial at Elmwood Park. From there the group walked to Senator Warner's office.

Organizers say the senate gun bill that was defeated earlier in the week was a big loss for them, but they say they aren't giving up.

"We're not going to stop, we're going to continue to do whatever we need to do, whether it's writing letters to the editor or boycotting those businesses who support the NRA, we will do that," said Eddie Seay, who says he is a Community Organizer for Organizing for Action.

Organizers also say they are not trying to limit second amendment rights, they are just wanting to limit the types of guns available.

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