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Remembering Sandy Hook Tragedy, Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence
by Support Gun Sense
Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
A new organization, Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE), joined Peninsula Moms Demand Action to mark the 6th anniversary of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary with a vigil in Palo Alto on December 16th. Photos by Jim Colton, ProBonoPhoto, except where otherwise noted. Please credit the photographer.
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At his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, two days after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Stanford professor of medicine Dr. Dean Winslow said that it is “insane … that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semiautomatic weapon like an AR-15.” Then he quickly fell out of contention for the post of assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

Dr. Winslow addressed a gathering of about 75 people to mark the 6th anniversary of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary with a vigil in Palo Alto despite a heavy deluge of rain. Two attendees spoke of loved ones lost due to suicide by gunfire, one for the first time publicly since she lost her girlfriend 40 years ago. The Raging Grannies sang "We Will Strengthen Background Checks" and other songs they wrote for the occasion.

The Peninsula chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America recently celebrated its one year anniversary and in that short time has gotten over 500 members. The national organization formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in 2012 when a 20-year-old fatally shot 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members. Before driving to the school, he shot and killed his mother at their Newtown, Massachusetts home.
§Two members of Moms Demand Action
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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§Raging Granny
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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The Grannies wore black veils and carried black signs.
§One of the Raging Grannies carried this in memory of a girlfriend lost to gun suicide
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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photo courtesy of a member of Moms Demand Action
§Corporate media coverage
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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§Granny Maggie outfitted for rain...
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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...and managed to still wear a veil
§Raging Grannies
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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§Palo Alto H.S. student spoke
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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In recent days a senior at Palo Alto H.S. died a gun related death in E. Palo Alto. The high school was on lockdown a few months ago due to a bomb threat. Students have walked out in protest of lack of action by Congress on more than one occasion.
§Wall of Candles lit up the otherwise cold and dark evening
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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§Granny Ines
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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photo courtesy a member of Moms Demand Action
§Gathered
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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photo courtesy a member of Moms Demand Action
§Another Raging Granny for Gun Sense
by Gun Sense Supporter Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018 11:31 AM
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photo courtesy a member of Moms Demand Action

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