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A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun control, Newtown Massacre, gun violence, children, news, government, ethics, media, lies, politics, americans, congress )

Cal
- 473 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
We, as mothers, have the absolute right to protect our children from harm. We have the right to know our children are safe from gun violence, from the moment they leave our arms in the morning until they return home later in the day.



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Jason S. (57)
Friday May 10, 2013, 7:57 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday May 10, 2013, 9:13 pm
My heart breaks for every parent who has lost a child or loved one to senseless gun violence. Is the right to purchase an arsenal of weapons more important than the right of a child to live? Should the profit margin of gun manufacturers be more important than our children? The majority of U.S. citizens want stricter gun control, yet the massive propaganda campaigns the gun manufacturers run through the leadership of the NRA, the influence of their lobbyists, and the money they spend to finance the campaigns of OUR representatives puts them in the position of making parents the silent majority. I hope that all parents give some thought to the fact that they are being bullied and controlled by a very small segment of our society and start fighting back with such intensity that they can't be ignored!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:25 am
Thank you for the post! I have heard about the tragic death or injury of a child every day this past week. We have to do something to put an end to gun violence and accidents.
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:39 am
Merci, Cal.

(noted)
 

Carol D. (109)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:58 pm
It will never happen Too many guns in America now and too many powerful men with money want them there

noted thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:34 pm
noted, thank you Cal
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:34 pm
Noted w/thanks, Cal. It was shocking to learn that a child/teenager dies from gun violence every 3 hrs. here in the U.S. I'm tired of the excuses made by members of Congress. I'm sick of their attitude and fact that they're beholden for campaign contributions by gun & ammo manufacturers. I'm now receiving mailings from The Brady Campaign, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, DemandAPlan.org and Gabby Giffords group. My rep. is 100% onboard, (he was a member of Giffords' staff and was also shot at that TownHall mtg). Even my Sen. McCain's for responsible gun ownership and voted for background checks. Two down, just one more Sen. from my state to go.....
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:58 pm
If this Congress had the audacity to flip the birdie to the township of Newtown, after the recently bereft parents pleaded with them face to face - I'm convinced, especially with the watered down version of a minimal background check bill, this is a very obnoxious and particularly cruel representation of what the country is about - I don't want anything to do people like this! I hold them in utmost disrespect!
 

Terri S. (177)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:35 pm
Noted, and thanks. I agree completely with lee e. When this failed even though over 90% of the American people were for it, there is no doubt left who these politicians serve, and it sure isn't the citizens or our children. I sure hope this brings out voters in droves to get every single one of them out of office in the next election.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 3:44 pm
The politicians are responsible for every death since New Town in my book - they've sold their souls to the NRA and gun makers - I bet that will sit well with the God they are always proclaiming to revere....
 

Darren Woolsey (63)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:53 am
Remove weaponry, then no one will ever die accidentally from a gun.
 

Ro H. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:54 am
ty
 

Robert K. (31)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:40 am
The gun manufacturers should be required to put up enough money so that every innocent victim of handgun or semiautomatic rifle fire would be given 5 million dollars and they should not be allowed a tax deduction for these payments.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:45 am
I fear we will never be able to give up our guns, even in the Star Trek world they are prevalent. Some people just can't live without them, which is sad for us all!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:20 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:52 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:12 pm
Thanks.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:42 pm
Be realistic there is no such thing as absolute safety. None. The point is many parents are so busy there do not teach and discipline their children but allow them to run the place. guns are very good as they are tools used to do many things but reality is not a video game. Too many urban parents have failed in that their environment is to conforming and too sterile. On a farm or ranch there are many very dangerous items. Even the animals can be dangerous. The failed bill had many problems that were only apparent after reading all of it. It seems that the congress relies on someone else to read otherwise many of the problems would have been solved.
Life is risk. Get into the reality.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:49 pm
No mother should have to be afraid of violence against her child!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:13 pm
Too Many guns
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:17 pm
"Enough is enough. I donít know how much more bloodshed has to be spilled on these streets ... We have to come together. This definitely is not a Black thing, itís not a White thing, itís not a gang thing, itís not an inner-city thing. This is a human thing. And too many humans are losing their lives to gun violence. " --- Nardyne Jefferies

Amen!

From a Motherís Bill of Rights:

"- Demand that our government create the same strong regulations for guns as they have for toys, cars and food.
- Expect our leaders to put our children's safety above the profit and influence of the gun industry.
- Have access to complete, accurate information about the impact of gun violence on our families and communities.
- Hold our elected officials accountable for keeping our children safe from gun violence."

Amen again!!!

When the rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" of 90% (that's 283,500,000 people based on a population of 315 million people) of the American people are held hostage by the NRA and their 4 million members (yes I know, approximately 74% of NRA members favour reasonable gun regulations), that is wrong. The NRA is nothing more that a bully and only represents the weapons industry and fanatics.
 

Ann B. (140)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 5:59 am
noted
 
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