ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- As the Senate considers proposed gun legislation, gun control supporters are keeping the pressure on.
Rallies were held across the country on Saturday, including one in Alexandria, which has been traditionally hostile to more gun laws.
Peter Reed, who lost his daughter, Mary, in the Virginia Tech massacre, spoke to the crowd on stage.
"Stand up to independence and vote for background checks to save lives. i say to the world you may be one person, but to one person, we may be the world," Reed said.
The vigil was modest but the emotions were very real.
"I have not forgotten. We have not forgotten," he added. "And I know that none of you will ever forget."
He was joined by several hundred gun control activists from Virginia who pulled for gun control measures.
"We need to do something about this. we need to take action as individuals and as moms," said an attendee.