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Unitarian Church to Host Sandy Hook Vigil Dec. 10

In commemoration of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting five years ago, Westport’s Unitarian Church will host a vigil against gun violence on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m., it was announced.

Westporter Darcy Hicks of DefenDemocracy has organized the event, joining in a nationwide candlelight vigil to be held by myriad anti-gun violence groups.

They include: the Newtown Foundation; Newtown Action Alliance; Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; Organizing for Action; States United to Prevent Gun Violence; St Mark’s Episcopal Church; and Women’s March.

“This vigil is one of hundreds across the nation this week,” Hicks said. “We believe that the best way to honor the half-million people that have been killed by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting five years ago is to insist on common sense gun legislation.

“The ongoing failure of Congress to take action is inexcusable,” she added.

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