Skip to comments.Gun Control Advocates March as Nation Reels From School Shootings
Posted on 01/26/2013 11:17:38 AM PST by kristinn
Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence.
On a cold day, a vanguard led a blocks-long procession with a big blue banner, declaring "March on Washington for Gun Control: When we stand together, we stand a chance."
The demonstrators want reinstatement of the federal ban on the sale of military-style semi-automatic rifles such as the one used in the recent Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, plus the gunman and his mother. The protestors also want a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told an assembly of marchers, after they reached their rallying area midway between the White House and the Capitol, that Saturday's demonstration wasn't about the Second Amendment.
"This is about gun responsibility; this is about gun safety; this is about fewer dead Americans, fewer dead children," Duncan told the crowd.
A small counterdemonstration was held across the street from the gun control advocates' staging area near the Capitol. One gun rights advocate said he thinks people in schools should be armed -- a viewpoint he developed after the Newtown shooting.
"I could not figure out why government employees have armed guards, banks have armed guards to protect the money, but the government, for some reason, thought we don't need armed guards to protect our children," Dick Heller said. "Maybe they're less worthy. I don't know. I don't know what their thinking was. All I can't understand is why didn't they protect their children like the government protects itself?"
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Watch and Learn, o ye of little faith.
I must not be too big. FOX was showing very narrow shots today. I didn’t see any wide views.
Where is the second amendment march! Where are we!
When leftists march it is always “thousands” or “millions,” but when patriots march it is hundreds or less.
I’m not reeling.
I was over it the exact second it was politicized.
We have gun control, it is called The 2nd Amendment.
Actually the homicide rate in this country is at an almost 100 year low, even though we have a record number of guns. Hmmmmmm...
“Where is the second amendment march! Where are we!”
We have jobs.
“Reeling”? “Blocks Long”? Who dreams this stuff up?
The usual CNN propagandists.
I’m “reeling” from the GUN FREE ZONES...
What, you didn't see it?
Nope, neither did I.
Gun control won’t do a thing when it comes to Adam Lanza types, not a thing.
Thanks for the video. What absolute fools to have meekly surrendered their firearms!
In the US? To quote Michigan state Rep. Doug Geiss (D-Taylor), “there will be blood, there will be repercussions”.
Thousands? I did not even see hundreds in the photo’s I saw. I call total BS!
“The group One Million Moms for Gun Control, the Washington National Cathedral and two other churches eventually signed on to co-sponsor the march. Organizers have raised more than $46,000 online to pay for equipment and fees to stage the rally.”
“If your not willing to risk it all, then you dont want it bad enoug”
Idiotic - “we have jobs”.....so did the many soldier Reservists that died for your freedom. Dont be so ignorant.
One day will not kill you.
Have asked a friend outside of DC to try and give me some accurate numbers on the crowd. If CNN says thousands, it’s a low number that they’re trying to make look large. Even Yahoo isn’t inflating the number above thousands instead of tens of thousands. By the way, did anyone notice if SEIU was there? If anyone has a friend in DC who can give accurate numbers, please post it.
They are trying to change the language, from “gun control” to “gun safety.” This is more important than it may seem. Don’t let the Left get language control.
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