Kara Mattaini writes:
Like many of the readers of Wallyhood and citizens around the country, the recent Mass shooting in Newtown particularly struck a nerve. I felt so sad and helpless at what I was learning on the news. I have been a longtime supporter of gun control, however I have never felt compelled until to act on this value.Until now.On Sunday January 13, there will be a march to remember the victims of the mass shootings in Newtown, CT and rally to support the end of gun violence. The march begins at 1:30pm at Westlake and finishes in Seattle Center with a rally and speakers.Turn sadness and anger into action by adding your voice to those who call for an end to gun violence in our communities and schools. Together we are stronger and together we can create a safer tomorrow for our children. Silence on gun violence hasn’t worked.
Bill Keller, writing in the New York Times, noted (perhaps facetiously) that the “mean lapsed time from a high-body-count firearm event to baseline apathy is nine days”. I sure hope that’s not true.
More information at www.standupwa.org.