Moms march against guns

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Kids hate guns: Anti-gun moms had some helpers. Federico Vacca, Verena Rasinski, and Addison Ehrenfeld, none older than 7, all joined the fight.
Control guns: Vietnam vet Bill Steyert crosses the bridge from Manhattan to join the marchers at their starting place in Brooklyn.
The kids are alright: Joseph Stack, 7, and Bella Waltzer, 6, use their day off from school on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to hold protest signs in Cadman Plaza before the march.
A family united: The Cuddy family — daughters Bettina and Cecilia with mom Zoe and dad Brook — prepare for the icy wind that will greet them in the more than mile-long walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.

The National Rifle Association has a tough new opponent: the Mom lobby.

As part of a “Million Mom March,” hundreds of mothers (and fathers, and children, as well as Borough President Marty Markowitz) braved a blustery morning on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day last week to march across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of gun control.

The family-friendly protest began at Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza at 9:15 am and ended on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, where Shannon Watts – a former communications executive and the founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control – gave a speech praising New York’s recently passed gun legislation and calling on Congress to pass President Obama’s proposed gun-control laws.

Watts, a mother of five from Indiana, started the One Million Moms movement as a Facebook group the day after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

“I think we all felt helpless on that day,” Watts told the crowd. “But 24 hours later the shock turned into anger, and, as a mother, I knew something had to be done.”

Since the group’s modest inception, Watts said, One Million Moms for Gun Control has nearly 50,000 supporters and more than 75 chapters nationally.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 5:39 pm, July 9, 2018
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Pat I. from Brooklyn says:
Wonderful. Overprivileged mommies are organizing their kids to gain their yupster stripes.

So know we have the Hipster Youth.

When one confronts one of these knee-jerk "for the kids types" they don't want to listen to facts.


More violent crimes are committed in the USA via blunt trauma, stabbing, strangulation and poisoning than shooting.

If you think banning guns will reduce crime think again. look at out prisons. inmates don't have guns and go after each other with improvised weapons made from spoons, pencils and yes - even magazines.

There are 65 to 100 million gun owners in this country. True - one person can take out many people with a gun.
But you can count the amount of whack jobs who have decided to commit mass urder in the past few years on one hand. on the low side, if 1/1000 of a percent of all gun owners had the potential to commit mass murder - we're talking about 65,000 licensed gun owners. Do the math, hipsters.

Let's say you buy a machine that wraps candy bars. If every other bar comes out mangled ornot fit for consumption, you shut the machine down and fix the problem. If one out - say - 100 bars is defective, then the issue lies somewhere else. It's not guns that's the issue but the few mental deficients who get their hands on them. I love this country, but we do a sh*tty job of treating the mentally ill. Liberal shrinks and mental hospitals feel that someone who's sitting in the corner screaming "MY UTERUS IS THE PIPELINE TO THE KREMLIN!!" is a perfect candidate for "mainstreaming. These people fall through the cracks and are forgotten - until we have a Virginia Tech or Newtown on our hands.

Remember - ever piece of squirrel bait who picked up a gun and killed innocent people had the warning signs displayed for all to se. Butofficials and proffesionals did nothing to put these people in a padded cells.

And I can guarantee you that out of all the gun owners in this country, the ones that are more likely to pick up a gun and start randomly shooting innocent bystanders are the ones who have parents like the once in the picture in the picture above.

These parental wizards raise their spawn into thinking they're special, praise every little bowel movement and promote anti-bullying agendas and SELF ESTEEM (and self-esteem without accomplishment breeds entitlement) to coddle their little Propecias and Coltons.

So when they get out into the real world after being one of 10,000,000 d**chebags with MFAs who can't understand why the world isn't beating a path to their door to to tap into their brilliance and drop piles of money at their feet, they can't come to grips with the reality that the world actually expects them to make something of themselves. So they put off adulthood thanks to parental supplements (isn't their a line in "GIrls" where one of the characters - in his 20's and nomeans of support - says"isn't that stuff that grown-ups do?).

So Now their in their 30's, still hanging out at the coffee shop e-mailing the parents for more cash when he gets word that the kid he used to pick on in high school for being unsophisticated because he spent all of his time in shop class didn't go to college makes 120K a year now owns a successful body shop with 20 employees.

And because little Caleb was always coddled and never had to deal with failure andnever got into a fight, does not have the emotional skills to deal with his feelings and takes the easy way out.

And we see it on the 6 o'clock news.

FINALLY - all guns - save for a muskets and one or two hunting rifles - are semi-automatic. Semi-Auto means you fire one bullet every time you pull the trigger.
Jan. 30, 2013, 8:30 am
TrickyDick from Windsor Terrace says:
Really? HUNDREDS?? REALLY?? Stop the lies!
Feb. 4, 2013, 10:57 pm

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