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.
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.