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Gun violence prevention groups hold vigil in Palatine

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  • At a vigil Friday in downtown Palatine, Bill Davis of Arlington Heights reads the names of the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings in December.

       At a vigil Friday in downtown Palatine, Bill Davis of Arlington Heights reads the names of the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings in December.
    photos by Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg resident Michelle Miller shows her emotions at Friday evening's vigil in Palatine, which marked the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn. Gun violence prevention groups from throughout the area took part.

       Schaumburg resident Michelle Miller shows her emotions at Friday evening's vigil in Palatine, which marked the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn. Gun violence prevention groups from throughout the area took part.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Stephen Young of Skokie speaks at the vigil in Palatine on Friday night.

       Stephen Young of Skokie speaks at the vigil in Palatine on Friday night.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Christine Fenno of Oak Park, local director of a Moms Demand Action group, shows her support for gun control.

       Christine Fenno of Oak Park, local director of a Moms Demand Action group, shows her support for gun control.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
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Gun violence prevention groups held a vigil Friday evening in downtown Palatine to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings.

Led by chapters of Organizing for Action, multiple organizations partnered to call on Congress to enact "common-sense" reform measures such as expanded background checks and limiting magazine clips for automatic weapons.

They met at the Metra station and honored the victims of the Newtown, Conn., massacre while also acknowledging the 4,800 additional Americans murdered since then.

Organizations involved in the vigil included the Northwest Suburban and Lake/McHenry chapters of Organizing for Action, Newtown Action Alliance in partnership with People for a Safer Society, Citizens for Safer Communities, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Women's Resource Center Palatine Township Democrats, Northwest Suburban Women Democrats and Common Sense Reform.

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