Vigil at Fairfield church remembers Parkland victims 1 year later

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FAIRFIELD -

The victims of the Parkland, Florida, shooting were remembered in Connecticut one year later.

A vigil was held Thursday night at the First Church of Fairfield, one year after the school shooting. Two alums from Stoneman Douglas High School who are currently attending Yale spoke.

The event wass also a call to action in Connecticut to curb gun violence after events like the Parkland and Sandy Hook shootings.

Connecticut Against Gun Violence hosted the event. Executive Director Jeremy Stein says Connecticut's strong gun laws should be the blueprint for other states.

"By example we have to show the rest of the country these laws work," says Stein. "This isn't about equal rights being taken away, it's about safety about the safety of our children, our loved ones, our fathers, our mothers. This is not about constitutional rights, but the fear of our children not coming home."

Attorney General William Tong and Po Murray, of Newtown Action Alliance, also spoke.

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