Lighting a Candle to Stop Gun Violence

In wake of school shooting in Connecticut, Reston residents hold candlelight vigil to put an end to gun violence.

Restonians gathered at Reston's Lake Anne Plaza at 5 p.m. Saturday for a candlelight vigil to end gun violence.

The event was one of several in the area organized in the wake of Friday's school massacre in Newtown, CT. The vigil was organized by advocacy group Move On 

To read comprehensive coverage of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, visit Newtown Patch.

John Lovaas December 17, 2012 at 01:23 PM
About 65 people joined in the moving candlelight vigil energized by Lake Anne resident Anahita Crevits. Those present expressed their grief over yet another senseless mass shooting, in this case young children and their teachers. Several spoke of the need for action, long overdue from unresponsive elected officials, to restrict guns used to kill people en masse; and to find ways to address contributing mental health issues. Some expressed the hope that this tragedy could be a tipping point leading to an end of inaction by local and national elected officials.
Laurie Dodd December 17, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I sincerely hope that this massacre of innocents makes us serious about limiting access to the weapons behind these mass killings. We have ignored this problem for too long.


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