Anti-gun violence demonstrators in Denver gather to remember Sandy Hook

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DENVER -- Colorado protesters Thursday remembered the victims of one of the deadliest school shootings in the United States.

20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut two years ago. A few hundred silent protesters got together for the memorial at the Capitol. They also want to stop future gun violence.

There have been 95 shootings on school campuses since Sandy Hook. One of them happened one year ago when a gunman shot and killed Claire Davis at Arapahoe High School in Littleton just one year ago.

Colorado has seen a steady increase in gun deaths since 2006.

Many of those in attendance in downtown Denver Thursday were victims of gun violence themselves.

"We're not saying that we don't want people to have guns. That's not what we're saying here by this march. What we're saying is we're tired of the violence that it creates when it gets into the wrong hands," Marcus Weaver said. He was injured in the Aurora theater shooting in July 2012.

Protesters want lawmakers to overturn gun legislation passed last year. They also want more protection for domestic violence victims.

 

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