On Saturday, members of the LGBT gun-control group Gays Against Guns staged a “die-in” outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Demonstrators hoped tourists visiting the capital would take away the message that “the gun lobby is killing this country” and vote against politicians who are NRA “puppets.”
Flyer we distrib'd to thousands of D.C. tourists listing 200+ NRA puppets in Congress who must be unseated in Nov. pic.twitter.com/enZUmKTIFx
— Gays Against Guns (@GAGnoguns) August 29, 2016
That same day, members joined the National Action Network’s Unity Rally to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Gays Against Guns, which was formed to address America’s firearms crisis in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, also protested outside of the National Rifle Association’s offices. Members joined the National Action Network’s Unity Rally to commemorate the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, given at the memorial 53 years ago today.
Die-ins have also been held outside the NYC offices of investment film BlackRock, which has shares in Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger, at NYC Pride, and outside CrossFit, which gave out a Glock as a prize for the 2016 CrossFit Games.