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Vigil for Florida high school victims

Roswell residents line up on North Main Street near Pioneer Plaza Friday night for a vigil in memory of the lives of the 17 people killed in Parkland, Florida, during a shooting at a high school. About 13 people, including Mel Loucks, at left, one of the lead organizers of the bipartisan group Roswell Indivisible, held up signs, sang “Amazing Grace” and circulated a petition to repeal the 1996 Dickey Amendment. The Dickey Amendment bans gun control promotion or advocacy by the Centers for Disease Control, but was passed after a CDC study found a correlation between guns in the home and homicide rates in those households. It has, therefore, been seen by some opponents as having a chilling effects on gun violence research. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.