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A Few Photos, Video from Today's March on Washington for Stemming Gun Violence in America

by: lowkell

Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 19:08:32 PM EST

Check out more photos of today's March on Washington for Gun Control on Sue Langley's Facebook page. I've also posted a few more photos by Sue, as well as video from the AFP news agency, on the "flip."

It's great that people were marching today, because the bottom line here is that the ONLY way there's going to be action on this issue - or anything else, for that matter - is via organized, sustained, mass public pressure. In terms of policy, it's obviously long past time for reasonable measures, such as universal background checks, to stem gun violence in this country. And the fact that the VAST majority of Americans (92% according to a recent CBS/NY Times poll) support expanded background checks shows that this is a political winner as well (note: it also shows just how far out of the mainstream the NRA and its loony-tunes "leader," Wayne LaPierre, are on this issue). Now, it's time for Congress to listen to the will of the American people and to take action!

P.S. Also see the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's photos.

lowkell :: A Few Photos, Video from Today's March on Washington for Stemming Gun Violence in America


Finally, here's an image by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. FYI, Reema Samaha was a beautiful, talented young woman who was killed by a gun-wielding murderer at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.

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Eric Byler: "Washington Post Wrongly Reports Small Crowd at March Led by Newtown Families in DC" (0.00 / 0)
The Post's claim of "nearly 1,000 people" leads off an otherwise journalistic article.

Is this a deliberate distortion, or a case of poor journalism? Perhaps a typo that left off a zero? The article is co-written by Kate Havard, who is listed as an editorial associate at The Weekly Standard, which, unlike Fox News, markets itself for what it is - a conservative political commentary journal.

Kate's Weekly Standard writing also appears on, equally straight-forward in its marketing with an image of a glowering President Obama wearing the Soviet "Hammer and Sickle" on his chest. (It appears that the Anti-Obama webmaster selects articles he or she enjoys and posts them using the author's name, perhaps to Havard's chagrin.)

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