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Local group honors Sandy Hook victims

Moms Demand Action of Greater Lafayette remembered the victims of Sandy Hook at a vigil, Friday.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2018 10:02 PM
Updated: Dec. 15, 2018 7:48 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Moms Demand Action of Greater Lafayette remembered the victims of Sandy Hook at a vigil, Friday.

The group honored all 28 victims, that number includes children, educators the shooter and his mother. Kathy Parker said the group chose to remember the shooter because it considers suicide an act of gun violence as well.

Parker said 109 candles were lit to represent 2017 data that shows 109 people die from gun violence daily. The vigil took place at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in West Lafayette 

"We want to make it not just about Sandy Hook but about all survivors of gun violence and their loved ones that have died," said Parker. 

Parker added the group is not against guns, instead it encourages safe use and responsible gun owners.

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