Raising awareness for gun violence

June 1, is always National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and people in the Village of Clinton held a vigil.

Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 11:18 PM
Updated: Jun. 1, 2018 11:19 PM

CLINTON- Dozens of Central New York residents showed up the Village Green wearing orange to raise awareness for gun violence.

The vigil started off with a reading of the names of the schools and colleges who have had shootings with more than two or more victims involved.

People were then asked to speak on the topic. Most people said they've had enough and feel there isn't much use for them. "You might want them for hunting, but you think you need them for protection," said Utica resident, Jacquelynn Leisos.  

The ceremony ended with a moment of silence.

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