Las Vegas community comes together to put an end to gun violence

LAS VEGAS - Local organizations joined forces Tuesday night to put an end to gun violence. A vigil took place near the corner of Harmon & Eastern Avenues Tuesday evening.

Almost exactly 5 years ago, 20 children and 6 adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It's been more than 2 months since the shooting at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas which is the worst mass shooting in modern US history. These incidents prompting some community members to band together, alongside local leaders.

Kate Marshall is a former State Treasurer and says, "last year there were about 700 domestic violence deaths that were gun-related."

Leonard Jackson is a local church leader and veteran with more than 20 years in the military. Jackson says, "I believe I have the right to say when it comes time for guns, there's a place and time for weapons."

 Several people took part in the vigil. A forum was also held moments after the vigil to let people voice their opinions on the issue of gun control.


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