Anti-gun vigils in Minnesota to mark Arizona anniversary

Groups in Minneapolis and Duluth are holding events Sunday afternoon calling for an end to gun violence. The vigils are taking place one year after the shooting ramage at an Arizona grocery store that killed six and severely injured U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.
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Groups in Minneapolis and Duluth are holding events Sunday afternoon calling for an end to gun violence. The vigils are taking place one year after the shooting ramage at an Arizona grocery store that killed six and severely injured U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.

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