ENCINITAS, Calif. — Dozens of people attended a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember victims of gun violence.
Mayor Teresa Barth hosted the event outside City Hall.
“We really are saying enough is enough. We have to stop the gun violence in our community,” said Barth.
Many of those attending wore green ribbons to remember victims and held pictures of some of those victims.
“Everybody has to take a stand against it. That way we can fight it. If not, it’s going to get worse and worse. These are kids – they’re killing kids. We have to do something,” said McCoy.
Organizing for Action, a group that formed from President Obama’s campaign, organized the vigil.
Organizers said their message is about common sense gun laws and not taking guns away from people.
“Not taking away the 2nd Amendment –none of that. The sensible gun laws – just the restriction on the assault weapons which can mow down so many children and don’t belong in the hands of any civilian,” said Rhoda Quate, a volunteer.