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Local gun safety advocates hold vigil after anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting

The Quad Cities chapter of a national gun safety group held a vigil to remember the victims of one of the United States’ most horrifying mass shooting inc...

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- The Quad Cities chapter of a national gun safety group held a vigil to remember the victims of one of the United States' most horrifying mass shooting incidents.

The organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, held the service at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities. The group is also holding similar events across the country to honor the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

"When the Sandy Hook mass shooting happened, that really hit home for me," Kaleigh Rogers, a member of the Quad Cities Moms Demand Action chapter said.

"As a new mother at the time, and just in general, thinking about what we've had happen in our country. Ever since then I've been searching for a group to get involved with, and about 2 years ago, I finally found Moms Demand Action. It took me five years, but here I am and I'm ready to do the work."

Members of many communities, including the Newtown Action Alliance, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, and the general public attended the vigil to honor the 26 lives taken at Sandy Hook.

The victims, 20 schoolchildren and 6 educators, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.

The incident is still the second deadliest mass shooting to take place at a school.