Sandy Hook: four years later, Austin remembers victims

Cities across the country took time today to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, including here in Austin.

There's not a day that passes that Danielle Vabner doesn't think about her little brother Noah.

“It's been four years: 48 months: 208 weeks: and 1461 days since my little brother walked into his third grade classroom for the last time,” said Vabner.

He was among the 26 killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre.

“I miss the ten year old boy that he never got to be,” she cried.

Gun safety advocates gathered at University United Methodist Church to remember the victims of the fateful day in 2012.

“It's really shocking how much inaction there has been,” said Andrea Brauer with Texas Gun Sense.

The upcoming legislative session in Texas will have a lot of gun related bills on the table. One involves altering campus carry, others like constitutional carry focus on giving legal gun owners more freedoms. Brauer says gun laws need to be a little stricter.

“Strengthening the background check system, there are lots of things,” said Brauer.

“We're working on seven bills for the session. Some are changing laws, some are sort of public awareness,” said Brauer.

As sad as sandy hook was, gun rights advocate Michael Cargill believes nothing could have stopped shooter, Adam Lanza.

“You're not going to be able to legislate crazy. A lot of organizations want to do that.” said Cargill.

He thinks the solution is making sure guns are locked up and out of the wrong hands.

“More guns equals less crime. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Cargill.

“I absolutely don't believe that. There are studies that have shown a good guy with a gun doesn't always stop a bad guy with a gun,” said Brauer.

Whether it takes a good guy with a gun or just more law enforcement, the common belief is that mass shootings must become a thing of the past, and America still has a lot of work to do.

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