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Vigil in Napa Opposes Gun Violence

A day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, a small group of Napa residents gathered on a cold, windy night to remember the fallen and raise awareness of gun-related violence.

Just over a dozen local people huddled together by the "battle cross" war memorial at the edge of Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Main and Third streets Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil opposing gun violence.

"We need to address it, talk about it more and get it out there," said Dan Horan, long-time Napan and member of the vigil. "Gun legislation always seems difficult to talk about. It ends up in arguments. We need to go back to the root cause and figure it out."

What suggestions do you have for reducing gun violence? Tell us in the comments.

Friday's shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. "woke up a lot of people," Horan said.

"I think this particular incident should open up the discussion for some time."

The vigil was part of a national campaign headed by MoveOn.org, a progressive political action group. 

The website describes the aim of the campaign: "... we’re standing up together at candlelight vigils to say 'Enough! We need an end to gun violence now.' We’ll gather at schools, parks, and other public locations to mourn, build community, and stand together for common sense gun safety."

For more local response to the Newtown shootings, please see:

  • How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Scary News?
  • Napa Police: What to Do When Shooting Starts
  • CA School Safety Review Urged in Wake of Newtown Tragedy
  • Napa Letter: Evil is Evil

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MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" December 17, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Thank you all for taking your Opinion to the streets.

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