Vigil Held For Parkland Shooting Victims At Montana Capitol

The figure used by Avaaz would amount to approximately 6,825 children killed by guns in that time period. Also on the Capitol lawn Tuesday, six senators gathered for a news conference to support the Senate version of the House bill, also known as the STOP School Violence Act. The anti-gun demonstration included shoes donated by protestors, as well as some gifted by the victims' families, and collectively covered more than 10,000 square feet of the Capitol lawn, ABC reports.

Oscar Soria, a spokesman for online activist network Avaaz, which organized the silent protest, explained that his organization reached the approximate death toll figure of nearly 7,000 children by multiplying the fatality rate recorded in the medical journal by the five years and three months that have passed since the Sandy Hook shooting.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a gun control bill into law last week that raised the legal age to buy a gun to 21, prohibited bump stocks, allowed for some school staff to be armed, and empowered police to temporarily seize weapons from people deemed a threat.

"What we're saying is killing has to stop", Emma Ruby-Sachs, deputy director of Avaaz, said.

The Monument For Our Kids drew attention and emotion from people passing by the monument, as well as from Congress members who posted about the event on social media.

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"I was happy that we were doing this a while after (the Florida shooting) just to keep beating the drum", said Weiss.

Organizers of the memorial said the Parkland shooting was the catalyst for creating the memorial.

More protests are to come. On March 24, the Walk for Our Lives will take place in Washington, D.C., as well as in cities across the country.

Daniel was 15 when he was killed during the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999.

This isn't the first display addressing gun violence from Avaaz.

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