Advocates renew demand for stricter gun control

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Anti-violence activists renewed their demands Thursday for stricter gun control in the wake of a shooting in Downtown Brooklyn.

Surveillance video shows a man spraying bullets in the street between Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center Wednesday. One of the shots struck a bystander in the ankle, police say. 

That shooting happened just hours after a gunman shot up a baseball field in Arlington, Virginia, where a group of congressional Republicans, aides and other associates were practicing for a charity game. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the third-highest ranked Republican in the House of Representatives, was critically wounded.

"As community leaders, we have to be consistent with denouncing this kind of violence," says Tony Herbert, a prominent community activist. "Let's get out here and put some laws in place, that these folks fear, that would stop them from carrying."

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