The attack in Orlando will continue to impact the nation forever from coast to coast including those of us in Fresno. In recent days a vigil was held at the Fresno Catholic Church, St. Mary Queen of the Apostles. The name of each of the 49 victims in Orlando was read as dozens of people gathered to pay their respects.

Meanwhile in Washington, Congressional Democrats held a sit-in to demand a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of the Orlando tragedy. No bill was passed despite the dramatic efforts by Democrats.

As these two events show, the entire nation has been disrupted by this most recent tragedy and the reverberations will be felt long after the media spotlight fades. The nation sheds tears and continues to wonder: What will it take to put an end to mass shootings?