Vigil brings community together to #EndGunViolence

(Jackson, Wyo.) - In the town square last night, one person after another arrived, many with their own candles, to show their support at the Vigil to End Gun Violence. "Tonight, we stand together in this beautiful peaceful town square and we count our blessings." said Mayor Sara Flitner at the event. "We are safe, we are alive, we are grateful." Mayor Flitner spoke about the differing views on gun control in our community, but how great it is that these groups are willing to sit down and discuss the issues together. "You demonstrated that it is possible to see things differently, but to stand together as a force against gun violence, and all violence, especially the violence that starts when you use words as weapons," she added. The vigil was part of a nationwide tribute in partnership with the Newtown Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, and Everytown Survivor Engagement Network. Prior to the vigil, Chief Todd Smith of the Jackson Police Department held 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. Here are some photos from the powerful event: [image: Inline image 2][image: Inline image 3] [image: Inline image 5][image: Inline image 4] #buckrail #news #whatshappening