Candlelight vigil in Town Square to #EndGunViolence

(Jackson, Wyo.) - A candlelight vigil will take place next Thursday, December 10, at 6 p.m. on the Jackson Town Square in commemoration of the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 90,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012. The vigil will be part of a nationwide tribute in partnership with the Newtown Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, and Everytown Survivor Engagement Network. Mayor Sara Flitner, among other local leaders, will speak at the vigil to help our community learn how to address this violence. Prior to the vigil, at 5 p.m., Chief Todd Smith of the Jackson Police Department will hold an informational meeting at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hansen Hall to talk about gun safety, transfer of firearms, concealed weapon and open carry laws in Wyoming, and the department’s take-back program. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, since the Sandy Hook shooting there have been more than 150 school shootings, nearly one school shooting per week. There have been nearly a thousand mass shootings, defined as four or more people shot in the same incident and approximately 240,000 Americans will have been killed or injured by guns. [image: Inline image 1] *Feature Photo: h/t Alesa Dam via Creative Commons / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening