Sandy Hook shootings 6 month anniversary

Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, victims’

families, elected officials and faith leaders gathered in Newtown,

Conn., for the launch of a nationwide bus tour to step up the pressure

on politicians for stronger gun-control laws and to commemorate those

who were killed. (Will Holt/Yahoo! News)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: Cecilia Floros, 10, of Newtown attends a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: People attends a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: People attend a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: People attend a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: People attend a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: People attend a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: Lindsay Knauf takes a picture of a bus bearing some of the over 6,000 names of people killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown at a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: People attend a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: People attend a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: An American flag is flown in Newtown on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. At an event at the Town Hall a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: A girl wears a shirt with a message of peace during a remembrance event on the six month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. A a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Anniversary

NEWTOWN, CT - JUNE 14: The road to the Sandy Hook Elementary School remains closed on the six month anniversary of the massacre at the school on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. At an event at the Town Hall a 26-second moment of silence was observed to honor the 20 children and six adults who were killed at the school on Dec. 14. The event also included the reading of the names of over 6,000 people who have been killed by gun violence since the massacre in Newtown. The reading of names is expected to take 12 hours. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

People gather during a ceremony on the six-month anniversary honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary school on Dec. 14, 2012 at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Friday, June 14, 2013. Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

A teddy bear, flowers and a candle are the only items left at the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School on the six-month anniversary of the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn., Friday, June 14, 2013. Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

People gather during a ceremony on the six-month anniversary honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary school on Dec. 14, 2012 at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Friday, June 14, 2013. Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Lauren Brenneman, left, holds her son Isaac Brenneman as friend Valerie Guerin holds her son Stephen Guerin during a ceremony on the six month anniversary honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14,2012, at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Friday, June 14, 2013. Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Carlee Soto, front, and Jillian Soto, sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto, embrace during a ceremony on the six-month anniversary honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn., Friday, June 14, 2013. Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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