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National Mall covered in symbolic grave markers to honor gun violence victims

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Most of the day and all of the night, they will stand on the National Mall in a sea of 3,300 wooden crosses, reading the names of people killed by gun violence since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting on December 14.

Clergy from around the country gathered in D.C. to push U.S. lawmakers to reform gun laws. They want a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, also, universal background checks.

Rev. Sam Saylor from Hartford, Conn., lost his 20-year-old son, Shane, to gun violence this past October. He says his son and the crosses are calling to him.

"Do right. Do right by me while you still have time," says Rev. Saylor.

Rabbi David Saperstein of D.C. quoted the bible: "You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor."

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