Video: Ridgewood Citizens Demand Tougher Gun Control Laws at Protest

Coalition of protesters held a vigil for Sandy Hook victims in Ridgewood on Sunday. The group also demanded legislators enact "sensible" reforms to prevent shooting deaths in the U.S.

Still reeling from the on Dec. 14, more than 50 village citizens took to the streets to let their voices be heard on gun control reform.

Organized by three village residents, the peaceful protest met for a vigil on the one-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre at Ridgewood's Van Neste Square on Sunday.

Approximately 70 people joined the vigil to hear speakers, including Ridgewood's Mayor Paul Aronsohn. Following the speeches and a march around Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, the participants were led by Bill Scher in a rousing rendition of "America the Beautiful".

The vigil organizers reacted to the NRA suggestions that reforms would infringe on the Second Amendment and that teachers should be armed, along with police presence in school.

Check out the video above and tell us your thoughts.

Still photos courtesy of Nancy Scappaticci.

Dennis Martinez January 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM
At the end of the day it doesn't matter what the law is in NJ or NY. You go down south and you can legally get a gun in a day and illegally in minutes. In Arizona, grandma next to you filling up at the gas station is packing a pistol in plain sight..........Trying to ban guns will be as successful as banning alcohol. Good luck.
Vostra Guida January 20, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Great article in The Wall Street Journal today for those of you interested in understanding the issue better. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323468604578245803845796068.html?mod=hp_opinion
PolWatcher January 20, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Vostra Please don't do this. you are confusing the knee jerk, wet their pants liberals with facts. They don't do well with facts, they traffic in emotion and opportunism - hallmarks of our great clueless president, who feels no reservation about misusing children in his misguided policy promotion schemes.
James Bombace January 20, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Pass all the gun laws you want, it still does not address the issue and problem of an individual who is determined to kill others in large numbers. Until we all, as a country, are wiling to admit that guns don't kill people unless they are used by evil or mentally deranged people, the killings will continue. Once this country realizes its not the gun or bomb, as Tim McVeigh used, but the person that is the nproblem and we develop a way to deal with and stop these people, then and only then will these senseless killings stop.
Marshall Katzman September 13, 2013 at 08:58 PM


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