Groups on steps of State Capitol gather to remember those killed in mass shootings

The Groups on the steps of the State Capitol Wednesday did so to remember people killed in mass shootings.

A couple of groups, Moms Demand Action and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, were at the State Capitol Wednesday to remember people killed in mass shootings.

The most recent mass shooting was the church shooting in Texas.

"I've been passionate for a long time," Rebecca Gonzales said with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "I got involved in this movement it was 2000. There was a shooting at the Glendale Community Center in Southern California and it was a preschool and my kids were the same age back then. It was such a horrific incident to see these children."

Gonzales talked with us as we followed her to the capitol. 

"The shootings have to be so horrific to shock people into wanting to do something about it again," Gonzales said. 

"It feels like a small thing to do to stand be a vigilant and do something in remembrance of those who already lost their lives but my hope is that people who are coming here tonight wants to get involved," said Jena Grosser. 

Grosser lost her aunt who was killed by her uncle in a murder suicide.

"I think it took me years to understand it," Grosser said. "Why it happened, how it happened, and I don't think you ever get over it."

She says talking about it can't change what happened 17 years ago to her family, but it could change someone else's life.

"I think it's important to talk about it and let everybody know people go through situations like this," Grosser said. "Lots of people have been touched by this and I think it's important for people to need to know."

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