Candlelight vigil held in Salt Lake City on eve of Sandy Hook shooting anniversary (VIDEO)
Published: December 13, 2013 10:33PM
Updated: December 14, 2013 01:06PM
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Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune Louise Ewing and other Gunsense advocates sing songs and say the names of those who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. A candlelight vigil marking Saturday's one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, sponsored by Gunsense, Gun Violence Prevention Center and Utah Parents Against Gun Violence, December 13, 2013.

A small group of people gathered Friday — on the eve of the Sandy Hook shooting one-year anniversary — in the bitter cold and dirty air of downtown Salt Lake City to take a stand against gun violence.

The group, called Gun Sense, is a local organization that decries gun violence and advocates for greater firearm regulation. Friday’s event, a candle light vigil at the intersection of Main Street and South Temple, included a speech by a woman who lost her son in a shooting. Participants also read the names of the Sandy Hook victims.

Sven Haynes, one of the organizers, said the goal was to remind people of what happened at Sandy Hook.

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