‘Moms Demand Action’ Holds Vigil for Those Affected by Gun Violence

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A vigil Thursday in Scranton marking a tragic anniversary and remembering those who have been affected by gun violence.

People gathered at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church to mark seven years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Participants at the vigil, held by the Luzerne and Lackawanna County Chapter of "Moms Demand Action," read off names of the children and educators who died in the mass shooting.

Children's books were collected at the vigil to donate to local first-grade students in Scranton.



  • Helene Byrne

    Want to make a REAL difference in the lives of those traumatized by gun violence? Join the National Sing-In Against Gun Violence on the first, annual Requiem and Remembrance Day on March 8, 2020.
    Through our collective songs and remembrance we’ll pay tribute to those who have been lost, and offer solace, support and solidarity to the bereaved.
    Plenty of no-cost live and online ways for you to “add your voice” even if you can’t carry a tune!
    Our mission is to:
    • Create a day of unity and healing through music by “crowd-sourcing” love.
    • Provide all Americans the opportunity to express their sadness about the terrible toll that gun violence has taken on our families and communities.
    • Through our collective songs pay tribute to those who have been lost, and offer solace, support, and solidarity to the bereaved.
    • Create a new dialogue gun violence that is outside of politics and conflict.

  • Corporate media basher

    Please. This is called insanity. Demand women be left helpless victims with no firearm to protect themselves vs a bigger, stronger man. These poor women have no clue what there doing, the programming boxes have stolen there minds.

    • Corporate media basher

      Firearms are used far more often to prevent tragedy. If bad people didn’t use a firearm they would use a bat or an axe. Its not the gun for that is an object , the object doesn’t jump off shelf and start shooting.

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