Gun control advocates met at a busy street corner in Collier County on Saturday morning to remember victims of gun violence.
"Mourning is not enough," organizer Chris Straton told the crowd of about 100 people who stood in front of Naples High School at the corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway. "To commemorate those who have fallen we need to take a stand."
Men, women and children carried homemade signs with the names of American schools and cities that have become synonymous with mass shootings - Columbine, Tucson, Newtown, Virginia Tech.
The group also called on their federal lawmakers to close loopholes in background checks for gun buyers and ban military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
Other signs were marked with "Action," "We Have Not Forgotten," and the names of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. representatives Trey Radel and Mario Diaz-Balart with question marks after their names.
Joan Schlereth, 45, of Cape Coral, came to the vigil out of a sense of loyalty to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that killed 20 children and six adult staff members in Newtown, Conn., in December.
"I'm dug in and committed as if they were my children," said Schlereth, a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.