Vigil held to promote gun control

A dozen local residents with the group Organizing for Action held a candlelight vigil for the victims of gun violence Saturday evening in front of Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

Vigil organizer Jan Pool said the group hopes to bring attention to gun violence in America and the need for tougher gun control.

Group members discussed violence, sang and related personal experiences during the demonstration.

According to its website, Organizing for Action is “a nonprofit organization established to support President Obama in achieving enactment of the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012.”