NRA protesters gather in Atlanta

John Lewis rallies gun control advocates as NRA convenes
Posted at 4:07 PM, Apr 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-29 16:07:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) - Hundreds of gun control advocates have gathered in an Atlanta park, blocks away from the National Rifle Association's annual convention.

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis was among those rallying the crowd Saturday at Woodruff Park, urging supporters to "be brave, be bold" in pushing for gun control.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( ) the protest was smaller than organizers had expected. It was the second NRA-related protest in as many days at the park. On Friday about 300 people staged a "die-in" before marching to the convention site.

Lucia McBath, of Marietta, says she lost her son five years ago when the 17-year-old was shot to death in a Florida parking lot during an argument over loud music. She says his death has galvanized her into action.