Concerts held nationwide to raise awareness about gun violence

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One man was killed and another was left injured after a shooting at a night club early Sunday morning. That same day, a 2 year old shot a 12 year old in Donelson.

For Eliot Bronson, it’s disturbing news, but news he says he continues to hear.

“I think every other day we hear about a tragedy and we are all horrified by it,” said Bronson.

Beth Joseline Roth with Safe Tennessee Project is on the same page, and that’s why she helped organize Concert Across America to End Gun Violence.

“The event is to raise awareness around this issue and the issue of the 33,000 Americans who lose their life every year to gun violence,” explained Roth. “We are just advocates for policies that will help us reduce those numbers.”

Concert Across America to End Gun Violence was held Sunday and featured 350 events nationwide.

Gun violence has been a hot topic and a topic that Roth hopes is brought up in Monday’s presidential debate.

“What I hope to see is both candidates be very honest about their positions and about their opponent’s position,” said Roth.

More than 1,000 artists participated in the nationwide event.

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