Families Of Victims Vow To Bring 'Newtown Effect' To Gun-control Debate

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December 12, 2013 AT 5:08 AM
Families and friends of the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have gathered in the nation’s capital, to honor their loved ones through prayer and volunteer work nearly one year after the Newtown massacre. Relatives of other gun violence victims from cities across the country joined the Connecticut group on a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., to highlight the deaths of more than 30,000 people killed nationwide by firearms since the December 14th school shooting. On Wednesday, they handed out letters to congressional representatives, urging them to re-visit failed gun-control legislation, and volunteered with various programs, such as at a soup kitchen and an after-school center. The trip will culminate with a vigil later Thursday, at the National Cathedral.