A Springfield vigil is set for Monday night in response to the Dayton shooting.
Indivisible, a group co-lead by Bradley Minerd, said they believe there is too much gun violence in America and are calling on legislators to implement “common-sense gun laws”.
“We are doing this vigil because Indivisible has long stood against gun violence,” Minerd told the Springfield News-Sun. “With the recent shooting happening at our doorstep, it‘s time for us to stand with our brothers and sisters and say enough is enough.”
A Dayton shooting in the Oregon District early Sunday has left the suspect and nine others dead and at least 26 wounded. Officials said one additional person is in critical condition.
The vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the fountain near the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Springfield.
“We want to say we are here with you and we are mourning with you and we are going to do anything we can to help this situation,” Minerd said.
Minerd said anybody who wishes to show up may do so and the event is a vigil for the victims of the Dayton shooting first. But, he said there will likely be calls for legislators to create tougher gun laws like more thorough background checks, longer waiting periods and restrictions on purchasing certain weapons.
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