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Local Group Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence On Anniversary Of Tucson Shootings

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(credit: Tony Hanson)

(credit: Tony Hanson)

By Pat Loeb

Philadelphia (CBS) – Gun control advocates across the country are using the anniversary of the Tucson shootings to call attention to the toll of gun violence.

The group “Heeding God’s Call” is known in Philadelphia for the weekly protests that it believes helped shut down Colosimo’s Gun Store on Spring Garden Street. It has turned its attention to Delia’s and Mike&Kates Gun stores, in the northeast.

But for the Tucson anniversary spokesman Bryan Miller says it’s joining with groups across the country to remember all the victims of gun violence.

“We just want people to remember that it’s not just about Tucson. There are people being shot in Philadelphia every day and we need to do something about that.”

Miller says he expects several dozen people at the candlelight vigil, one of about 60 scheduled nationally.

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