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"Walk Against Gun Violence" - Part 2

Monday, May 17, 2010

The walk was good - nice breeze, especially nice on the walk back since it was blowing in our faces and cooled us down. I would get the cups of water and splash my face - though I guess I ended up washing off my sunscreen, I now have very rosy cheeks.

I ran into various students from last year, got lots of hugs - that's always nice.

I walked for a while with an older lady who had a cane with her - she wasn't using it, but she told me she had a hip replacement and sometimes she needed the cane. We chatted, I told her I thought they had good prizes for the last one in, she laughed - but she wasn't the last one in, so we never found out.

The run/walk had over 500 people - they ran out of numbers! Wow, nice to see the community coming together for a positive event like this.





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But then this morning, at the coffee cart, one guy was talking about the fact that they're "protesting the wrong things - why not just violence? Or homicide? Why GUN violence?" I explained that the couple who started the organization had a son who was killed by a stranger, with a gun - dude gave me the "guns don't kill people" speech, and repeated that the group was protesting the wrong thing. I just looked at him - after a while, you give up. I mean, if the person hadn't had a gun, he wouldn't have shot this kid. So don't give me the "guns don't kill people" rhetoric - people
WITH GUNS DO kill other people. Control the guns, control the violence - they go hand in hand.

Sometimes you just have to wonder.........

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  • v SAPNA.
    Some people are so stupid common sense does not penetrate their simple minds. Unfortunately it usually takes a violent action against themselves for the penny to drop.
    2229 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    Exactly!!
    2230 days ago
  • v DJS-DEBBIE
    People like that just annoy me. You can't control all violence but there would certainly be less death if you can take away the guns!
    2230 days ago
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