Moms Demand Action Hosts Vigil to Honor Lives Lost in Back to Back Mass Shootings

The Moms Demand Action group came together Monday night for a vigil to honor lives lost in the recent mass shootings.

Over the weekend, 31 people were gunned down in separate events at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and near a bar in Dayton, Ohio.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Beulah hosted the vigil where they prayed for the 31 lives lost.

Reverend Jodi Baron led the ceremony. She is both a clergy member and an activist with Mom’s Demand Action. She heard about both recent slayings while at a gun sense conference in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

“I was with over 2000 other Moms Demand Action activists, and there was a whole wall of Texas contingents that stood up and all had to go be together and contact their family members [when they heard about the shooting],” said Reverend Baron.

Here, and across the country, the group is asking politicians to pass what they call common sense gun legislation.

“It’s for the families, now, that have been ripped apart because of hatred,” said Reverend Baron.

Reverend Baron and the group never want to host another vigil again.

To learn more about the group, click here.