Gun vigil begins with crosses on the Mall

Thousands of grave markers representing victims of gun violence since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., are placed on the National Mall.

Pastor Joseph Bryant of San Francisco, Calif., stands with other religious leaders around the country for a press conference as they begin a 24-hour vigil on the National Mall to honor the victims of gun violence since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 11, 2013.(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Pastor Joseph Bryant of San Francisco, Calif., stands with other religious leaders around the country for a press conference as they begin a 24-hour vigil on the National Mall to honor the victims of gun violence since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 11, 2013.(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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