LaMonica Peters

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Video: Gun Violence Vigil in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A prayer vigil for the victims of gun violence was held in Columbus today.

Organizing for Action organized the vigil. They wanted have a voice in the gun control debate and most importantly, bring attention to those who have been victims of gun violence in the community.

“Today in Columbus, Mississippi we are here doing our gun violence vigil and we are hopeful that this vigil will bring some light and some attention to all the gun violence nonsense,” says Sharon Lewis of Organizing for Action.

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2010 OVER 31,000 people were fatally wounded by a firearm.