MOMS MARCH AGAINST ESSENTIALLY NON-EXISTENT THREAT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of women spent Mother's Day in front of the Capitol demanding that Congress extend the assault weapons ban that is set to expire in September.
WE'RE STILL CALLING IT THE MILLION MOM MARCH, THOUGH, BECAUSE IT'S CUTE AND MAKES US FEEL IMPORTANT
Sunday's Million Mom March was much smaller than the first such march in 2000, which drew tens of thousands of women to Washington and to rallies in about 70 other cities.
WE DON'T WANT TO RETURN TO THE DAYS WHEN MILLIONS OF M-16-TOTING LUNATICS ROAMED THE STREETS AT WILL
Activists said that if Congress allows the ban to expire Sept. 13, there will be repercussions at the polls in November--and on the streets of America. "America doesn't want to turn back the clock and see these reckless killing machines return to our streets," said Shikha Hamilton, spokeswoman for the Million Mom March.
AS USUAL IN NEWS STORIES, TINY GROUP OF CRANKS GIVEN EQUAL BILLING WITH MUCH LARGER GROUP OF ACTIVISTS
Blocks away from the march was a small group of counter-protesters who defended their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.
I SEEM TO BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTITUTION IS A LIVING, SUPER-INTELLIGENT ENTITY RATHER THAN A MALLEABLE DOCUMENT WRITTEN BY PEOPLE
"I find it frightening and offensive that people think they know better than the Constitution," said Missy George of Salisbury, Pa., a member of the Second Amendment Sisters.
EXCEPT MOST OF THE KILLING AT COLUMBINE WAS DONE BY PISTOLS AND SHOTGUNS
For Dawn Anna of Littleton, Colo., Mother's Day is difficult. Instead of celebrating at home with her four children, she was at the Million Mom March to speak out against the types of guns that killed her daughter Lauren in 1999 as she sat in the library of Columbine High School.