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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.

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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  • 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.
    2708 days ago
    2709 days ago
    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!
    2709 days ago
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