LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A national movement aimed at addressing gun violence made its way to downtown Louisville on Wednesday night.

City and state leaders turned out for a rally to end gun violence led by Congressman John Yarmuth.

That rally, held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, was part of National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention. Similar rallies were held Wednesday in cities all over the country.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called the issue non-partisan.

"I believe it's possible to respect the Second Amendment while still letting people live without fear of being shot," Mayor Fischer said.

Congressman Yarmuth took part in last week's 25-hour protest "sit in" on the House floor. 

Democrats wanted a vote on bills to strengthen background checks and ban gun sales to people on the government's no-fly list. 

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