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Aurora victims honored, gun groups stage protest

July 19, 2013 • Entertainment


Jane Dougherty, center, blows a kiss for her sister after reading the names of the Newtown, Conn., shooting victims, between Rep. Rhonda Fields, left, and Carlee Soto, who also lost a sister in the elementary rampage, Friday, July 19, 2013, at Smokey Hill Shelter in Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colo. The anniversary of the Aurora movie theater attack is Saturday, July 20. Twelve people were killed and 70 others wounded. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Hyoung Chang) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT.

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Survivors of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut gathered with dozens of supporters Friday in a suburban Denver park to honor those killed in the massacre at an Aurora movie theater almost a year to the day after the attack.

Vigil participants read a list of names of those killed in recent gun violence around the nation and talked about the pain of losing loved ones as they called for strict federal gun control laws.

“Why wait any longer?” asked Carlee Soto, whose sister was killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School rampage in Newtown, Conn. Login to read more

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