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    Spurred on by a rash of mass shootings nationwide, Bay Area advocacy groups took a stand against gun violence Saturday. Christie Smith reports. (Published Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015)

    Spurred on by a rash of nationwide mass shootings, the most recent of which claimed 14 lives in San Bernardino, Bay Area residents took a stand against gun violence Saturday.

    In Walnut Creek, nearly 150 people joined Moms Demand Action in an Orange Walk, as it is called, to commemorate the upcoming third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14.

    "We don’t just need another moment of silence. We need a moment of action,” the organization’s website stressed.

    Meanwhile, the San Francisco Police Department teamed up with local anti-violence group United Playaz for a gun buyback program with a "no questions asked" policy.

    People dropping off guns at United Playaz' headquarters at 1038 Howard St., were offered $100 for a handgun and $200 for assault weapons.

    According to city police, nearly 950 guns have been taken off the streets since gun buybacks were launched in 2011.

    A "Stand United Against All Violence" rally was also presented between 12 and 2 p.m. at the United Nations Plaza with Rep. Jackie Speier, Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor London Breed and others expected to speak.

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