CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Students and groups held a vigil on Saturday for the 17 students who died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, FL a year ago.
Ohio Students for Legislation, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the Young Activists Coalition, Mayer John Cranley, Ethel Guttenberg others gathered at Christ Church Cathedral to remember the students lost and discuss gun sense..
Guttenberg, who lives in Cincinnati, lost her daughter,Jamie in the Parkland shooting.
“I miss my granddaughter every single day. She was an amazing kid,” said Guttenberg.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital says 1300 children under the age of 18 have been killed from shootings every year.
The supporter say they do not want to overthrow the second amendment, but just want change.
“Mental health background checks, getting people educated, longer waiting periods, stuff like that,” said Gabriella Maia, who lost two friends at the Parkland shooting.
Mayer Cranley says he supports a red flag law, a permit to sieze a firearm from a person who may be of danger to themselves or others, in Ohio.
“It just sort of changed the way I look at things, most important factors like being there for people and educating people when I can,” said Maia.
Giffords Law Center says sixty-seven gun state laws were passed in twenty-seven states.
The house judiciary committee passed a bipartisan bill requiring universal background checks on gun sales.
Buckeye Firearms’, Joe Eaton, told Fox 19′s Deborah Linz before passing new laws utilizing current laws should be the first priority.
He also said universal background checks can never be implemented without using universal registration of all firearms and added red flag laws would turn our judicial system upside down because he says most Americans still believe in innocent until proven guilty.