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34 People Who Were Killed By Gun Violence This Year

Last Friday's shooting in Newtown, Connecticut was the sixteenth mass shooting this year. Enough is enough. It's Time. Join 600,000 others to Demand A Plan to end gun violence. Sign the petition at http://DemandAPlan.org

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1. Russell King Jr., Age 17

Via cleveland.com

Shot and killed on February 27th, 2012 at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio. At his funeral, his best friend, Joe Nelson, said King Jr. "would have been a great man."

2. Daniel Parmertor, Age 16

Via cleveland.com

Shot and killed on February 27th, 2012 at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio. At his funeral, his grandfather, Domenick Iammarino, said "he had that something where you wanted to go to him."

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4. Lydia Sim, Age 21

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Shot and killed on April 2nd, 2012 at Oikos University in Oakland, California. She was studying nursing and hoped to one day become a pediatrician.

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5. Rebecca Wingo, Age 32

Via dailymail.co.uk

Shot and killed on July 12th, 2012 at the Century 16 multiplex in the Town Center Shopping Mall in Aurora, Colorado. Upon learning her mother had died, 9-year-old Jaeylyn said "I hate God for doing this."

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6. Jonathan Blunk, Age 21

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Shot and killed on July 12th, 2012 at the Century 16 multiplex in the Town Center Shopping Mall in Aurora, Colorado. He died using his body as a shield to protect his girlfriend, Jansen Young, from the shooter.

7. Alex Sullivan, Age 27

Via denverpost.com

Shot and killed on July 12th, 2012 at the Century 16 multiplex in the Town Center Shopping Mall in Aurora, Colorado. He was at the movie theater celebrating his birthday.

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8. Jesse Childress, Age 29

Via nbclosangeles.com

Shot and killed on July 12th, 2012 at the Century 16 multiplex in the Town Center Shopping Mall in Aurora, Colorado. He died shielding his friend from the shooter.

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9. John Larimer, Age 27

Via huffingtonpost.com

Shot and killed on July 12th, 2012 at the Century 16 multiplex in the Town Center Shopping Mall in Aurora, Colorado. He died shielding his girlfriend from the shooter, and she credits him with saving her life.

10. Jessica Ghawi, Age 24

Via telegraph.co.uk

Shot and killed on July 12th, 2012 at the Century 16 multiplex in the Town Center Shopping Mall in Aurora, Colorado. In June, she survived a shooting at the Toronto Eaton Centre.

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13. Brian Bachmann, Age 41

Via dailymail.co.uk

Shot and killed at Texas A&M University on August 14th, 2012. At his funeral, his mother, Carmen Bachmann, said "Brian would sacrifice himself for the benefit of others, always."

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17. Emilie Parker, Age 6

Via latimes.com

Shot and killed on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Her father told reporters she loved to cheer up her friends when they were sad.

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23. Victoria Soto, Age 27

Via people.com

Shot and killed on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. She had put her students into her classroom's cabinet to keep them safe.

24. Lauren Rousseau, Age 30

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Shot and killed on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Her family said she wanted to be a teacher since before she even attended kindergarten.

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26. Chase Kowalski, Age 7

Via newstimes.com

Shot and killed on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. For Christmas, he wanted Santa to give him his 2 front teeth back.

Photo credit: Contributed Photo / CT

27. Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, Age 47

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Shot and killed on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Once gunshots began to ring out in the main office, she turned on the PA system so as to alert other teachers what was happening.

Photo credit: AP Handout/Newtown Bee

28. Jesse Lewis, Age 6

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Shot and killed on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Neighbors said he was bright, precocious, and loved having horses in his backyard.

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29. Charlotte Bacon, Age 6

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Shot and killed on December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. On Friday, after days of begging, she finally got to wear the new pink dress and boots to school that her mother bought her for the holidays.

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