Ky. Chapter of "March for our Lives" to hold vigil outside Sen. McConnell's office

Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 13:50:20-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - — Kentucky's chapter of "March for our Lives" will hold a vigil outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Louisville office for victims of the weekend shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago.

Although the El Paso and Dayton shootings have garnered the most media attention, seven people were killed in Chicago over the course of a violent 48 hours.

"March for our Lives " is a student-led demonstration group that sprung up in the days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

In response to a rash of shootings, the organization will hold the event at 8 p.m. Tuesday. They are calling the event a vigil of "remembrance and change." They are demanding the Senate Majority Leader call up S.42, a senate bill that would expand background checks on firearm transfers and prohibit transfers between private parties unless certain conditions are met, up for a vote.

The Senate Majority Leader has tweeted his condolences following the mass shootings.