Dozens gathered in Indian Steele Park in Phoenix Friday night to remember the lives lost to gun violence.
Organizing for Action brought supporters of stricter gun laws together to support their cause and send a message to lawmakers.
Survivors and those who lost their loved ones to gun violence paid tribute to their family by lighting candles and telling stories to remember their lives.
Otis Smith has been fighting for a change in gun laws for the past 14 years. Smith lost his daughter Shannon to random gunfire while she was talking on the phone to a friend in their backyard.
In 2000, he led the fight and helped pass Shannon’s Law, making randomly firing a gun in an Arizona city a felony. Although it was a win for Smith, he feels there’s a lot more to be done.
“You don't feel like you're affected until you are. Every year 30 thousand of somebody's loved ones are killed every single year in this country and it may get worse. We just have to do something about it and we need to get lawmakers behind us,” said Smith.
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