Kentuckians Hold Candle Vigil For Gun Violence Victims

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Updated: 2/23/2013 12:21 am

A Kentucky Senate Committee voted that Kentucky should ignore any new gun regulations from Washington DC that are passed after January 1, 2013.

But not everyone agrees with this decision, including “Organizing for Action” in Kentucky. The group came together for a candle vigil in downtown Lexington today to give a voice to the many innocent lives lost due to gun violence.

“Gun violence has affected so many families and so many lives,” Keidra King, with Organizing for Action. “This is an issue that just affects all of us.”

OFA said the goal of the “They Deserve a Vote Now” candle vigil was to send a message to Congress to reduce gun violence.

They aren’t the only organization holding gun rallies though. Last month a group of gun enthusiasts rallied at the capitol in Frankfort against any new gun restrictions.

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Pastor E - 2/23/2013 11:20 AM
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Representative Carpenter's (R-Berea) legislation is unconstitutional and insensitive to the disproportionate deaths of African American and Latino teens due to gun violence throughout the Commonwealth. Gun violence is the number one killer of teens of color in this country and the Commonwealth. Guns don't kill people. People kill people, but when guns are used to kill innocent children and youth, then legislation must be passed to address the issue. Gun violence control through prevention is the only sensible beginning to ending these atrocities.
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