US: Nationwide events to mark first anniversary of Tucson shooting

On 8 January, thousands of people in 22 US states participated in a national commemoration of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona where the legal owner of a semiautomatic handgun shot and killed 6 people and injured 14. Under the slogan ‘Too many victims’, campaigners and community groups hosted vigils, lit candles, rang bells, sang songs, and offered prayers and stories in memory of victims of gun violence. IANSA member the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hosted a website for the day where many shared reflections and posted tributes to family members and friends who had been killed by guns. Democracy Now! published an interview with Colin Goddard of the Brady Campaign, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, about efforts to improve gun control law and policy in the US. See a video of the interview here.