December 14, 2013
Saturday marks one year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn.
In Central Virginia, a Charlottesville group gathered to remember the people who lost their lives in the shooting.
Members of the Charlottesville Coalition for the Prevention of Gunfire met at the Free Speech wall on the Downtown Mall with a goal to raise awareness of gun violence in the Country.
At 9:30 a.m., the same time the shooting took place, CCPG members read off the names of the victims including Adam Lanza. Lanza took the lives of his mother and 26 students and teachers before shooting himself.
“We want to let legislators, community members, anyone know that we feel that's wrong and want to prevent it,” says Jean Hammond. “We're not asking for guns to be banned, but we are asking for responsible use of guns and the prevention of gun violence.”
Members also wore green ribbons, representing Sandy Hook Elementary school colors.