Vermont Vigils to Remember the Victims of Gun Violence

20161214_E_GunSenseVTvigil-6.jpgOn Wednesday, December 14, 2016, supporters of commonsense gun policy across the state gathered to honor the memory of the fourth anniversary of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT where 20 children and 6 adults were killed, as well as the 120,000 people in the United States who have lost their lives to gun violence since then.

 

Vigils were held in Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Norwich, and Woodstock. The Vermont vigils were part of a nationwide Vigil to End Gun Violence, sponsored locally by Gun Sense VT and in partnership with organizations including Amnesty International, The Newtown Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Organizing for Action, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and the Everytown Survivor Network.

 

You can view local news stories about these vigils here:

NBC5: Vermont Vigil Honors Victims of Gun Violence

My Champlain Valley: Gun Violence Vigil Remembers Victims Nationwide

VTDigger.org: Gun Control Group Says Remembrance is Key to Reform

 

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