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Gettysburg For Gun Sense remembers those lost to handgun violence

Gettysburg for Gun Sense held a memorial walk on Saturday afternoon to commemorate those killed by guns and spread awareness of the national gun violence epidemic. 

Since 2015, the local organization has studied the gun violence in the U.S. and advocated for public health solutions to the crisis. The organization distributes safe gun storage information and works for appropriate background checks.

The group met at Christ Lutheran Church on Chambersburg St. and, after hearing talks on the role of guns in suicide and suicide prevention training, held a prayer vigil.

The group then marched to Prince of Peace Episcopal Church on High St.

In 2020 45,222 people died from gun-related injuries in the U.S., according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. That figure includes gun murders and gun suicides.

About half of the deaths – 24,292 –  were suicides.

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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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