Shelburne remembers Sandy Hook victims

At right, Marie Adams of Shelburne, a Gun Sense Vermont volunteer, stands with local community members at a vigil she organized for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary on Saturday morning, Dec. 14, on the Parade in Shelburne, one year since the tragedy.

At right, Marie Adams of Shelburne, a Gun Sense Vermont volunteer, stands with local community members at a vigil she organized for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary on Saturday morning, Dec. 14, on the Parade in Shelburne, one year since the tragedy.

Over a dozen people braved freezing temperatures to gather on the Parade in Shelburne with Gun Sense Vermont volunteer and Sandy Hook vigil organizer Marie Adams of Shelburne. At the tribute, Adams, along with those assembled, read the Sandy Hook Promise, a pledge written by families of the victims, to work together to reduce gun violence. Following the pledge, the names of each victim were read aloud and a bell was sounded, once for each of the 26 victims gunned down in Newtown, Conn.

According to Gun Sense Vermont, a grass-roots coalition of Vermonters working together to keep guns out of the wrong hands, the state has one of the weakest gun laws in the nation. Vermont is the only state in the nation that doesn’t have a state law that prohibits violent felons from accessing a firearm.

3 thoughts on “Shelburne remembers Sandy Hook victims

  1. These blatantly political events were not what the parents of Sandy Hook wanted. To add massive disrespect for the victims of this war is a crime, the GunSenseVT activists in Marlboro rang the church bells “28 times, (as decide) including Adam and Jiffs mother, among the names we spoke.”
    That was unbelievably cruel to the children’s memories to include their killer in their so called “vigil”!
    This is the same thing that Bloomberg’s MAIG did in New Hampshire, name the Boston bomber and other criminals, in their “victims of gin violence” soliloquy… Vile!
    The media needs to stop pushing gun control and actually work towards mental health solutions and criminal penalties for repeat offenders.

  2. These people did exactly what the Families of the victims asked not be done. The victim’s families wanted no vigils and absolutely no political demonstrations related to the tragedy. These were not vigils, they included political signs, statements by the members about banning guns. It was nothing but political. Every expert study from the CDC to the Congressional study, to Various university studies all conclude that the laws we have would not have stopped Sandy Hook, and the laws proposed since would not have stopped it, because the laws do not address the Problems, which are Mental Health, Criminals with guns, and Poverty.

    They say they got permission from a group called “sandy hook promise” but this group is NOT the families. They should be ashamed for using the bodies of dead children as a soap box.

  3. These were nothing more than political rallies exploiting the deaths of Newtown to push an agenda. It is shameful and a blatant show of disrespect as the families of Newtown specifically asked these “vigils” did not happen.

    The misleading information in this is astounding.

    1: GunsenseVT is by no means grass-roots as they are a subset of Moms Demand action which is funded by Mike Bloombergs Mayors against illegal guns (you can just take the first “I” and “L” off illegal).

    2: What do you mean by weakest? If you mean more in lines with the Constitution of the United States then yes i am proud of our state for having the “weakest” firearms laws in the country as we do not debar someone from their ability and right to defend themselves.

    3: It is already federal law prohibiting felons from owning firearms. To have 2 laws state the exact same thing is redundant and not very logical. One law is sufficient.

    4: “working together to keep guns out of the wrong hands” Earlier this year GunsenseVT was urging people to support gun bans. I would contest that not only are they for keeping them out of the wrong hands, but rather all hands.

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