New York: "Mothers march against gun violence"


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cuchulainn
July 13, 2003, 10:46 PM
from the Syracuse Post Standard

http://www.syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-10/1058085329309991.xml Mothers march against gun violence

Group plans prayer walks in Syracuse for each Monday until the end of August.

July 13, 2003

By Maureen Sieh
Staff writer

When her 22-year-old son was stabbed :scrutiny: on a Syracuse street three months ago, Helen Hudson galvanized other mothers to form Mothers Against Gun Violence.

"I think that's when the fear stepped in me," said Hudson, whose son survived the stabbing. "It's time to get out there, and start talking to them and let them know that you're hurting each other. The biggest force in our black community are our mothers and grandmothers, taking a stand."

So far, 13 mothers have joined the group. The mothers hope to get their sons off the street corners.

Hudson invites mothers, sisters, aunts and other women to help "get our sons and streets back."

The group's first prayer walk is planned for 6 p.m. Monday at Greater Love in Christ Church, 2026 Midland Ave. From the church, the walkers will head toward Brighton, West Lafayette and Ostrander avenues.

The walks will be held every Monday through the end of August, said the Rev. Bill Lott, the church's pastor and head of the mayor's summer intervention program. The program hopes to reach out to 250 at-risk youths, providing jobs, recreation and educational programs.

Members of Lott's church, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and other community groups are expected to participate in the walk.

Organizers hope to knock on doors, talk to young people and offer them services, Lott said.

"What we want to do is put an adult presence in the community," said Lott, a clinical social worker. "We'll spend time on the corners to talk with them, engage them in a conversation. We want to let young people know

their parents are concerned about them."

© 2003 The Post-Standard. Used with permission.

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Zedicus
July 13, 2003, 11:18 PM
Um, Let me get this strait, Her Son Gets Stabbed by Street Thugs, and She goes on a Anti-Gun-Violance rampage???:scrutiny:

Dunno bout you but logic would normaly suguest to me that if she wanted to do something about Street Thugs Stabbing people that she should be against Street Violance in general......:rolleyes:

BogBabe
July 14, 2003, 08:47 AM
From the article:

The mothers hope to get their sons off the street corners.

and

"What we want to do is put an adult presence in the community," said Lott, a clinical social worker. "We'll spend time on the corners to talk with them, engage them in a conversation. We want to let young people know their parents are concerned about them."

They want to get their own sons off street corners, and put an adult presence in their lives, and they attempt to do this by organizing "walks" rather than by parenting their own kids.

Um, okay.

TarpleyG
July 14, 2003, 10:29 AM
The mothers hope to get their sons off the street corners.
Yes! Maybe THAT is what you need to be doing instead of trying to grab all our damned guns. IDIOTS!!!

GT

MicroBalrog
July 14, 2003, 10:31 AM
When her 22-year-old son was stabbed on a Syracuse street three months ago, Helen Hudson galvanized other mothers to form Mothers Against Gun Violence.


The amount of intelligence on the planet is constant, yet the population is growing.:rolleyes:

El Tejon
July 14, 2003, 10:36 AM
This is from The Onion, right? Some sort of silly parody?

No one can be this stupid to blame a piece of metal (and the wrong piece of metal) for a criminal act, right? Right?:uhoh:

Partisan Ranger
July 14, 2003, 02:24 PM
The fact that fathers are nowhere to be seen in this story explains a lot of the problem to me.

OF
July 14, 2003, 02:58 PM
Nothing can top the name of my favorite gun grabber coven, however:

www.peoplewhocareaboutkids.org

LOL! I love that one.

- Gabe

PS: I am sad to say that the organization now appears to be defunct. :( Oh well, the candle that burns the brightest...

Monkeyleg
July 14, 2003, 06:54 PM
"So far, 13 mothers have joined the group."

I had more than 13 chipmunks in my yard yesterday, but the newspaper didn't cover the story.

Standing Wolf
July 14, 2003, 09:48 PM
"I think that's when the fear stepped in me"...

More or less the way you can step in dog droppings if you're not careful where you walk.

StLGlocker
July 14, 2003, 09:48 PM
When her 22-year-old son was stabbed on a Syracuse street three months ago, Helen Hudson galvanized other mothers to form Mothers Against Gun Violence.

:confused:

So the gun had a fixed bayonet, or...:confused:

:confused:

:confused:

:uhoh:

....the hell?

P95Carry
July 14, 2003, 09:50 PM
I can but add my own ............. :rolleyes: :banghead: :cuss:

Nightfall
July 15, 2003, 01:17 AM
When her 22-year-old son was stabbed on a Syracuse street three months ago, Helen Hudson galvanized other mothers to form Mothers Against Gun Violence.
Can't say I'm surprised. It's not about fighting crime, no matter what they say. It's just easier to join the crowd and emotionally shout ‘no guns' instead of facing facts and dealing up-front with their problems. Such as living in a bad neighborhood, or having a poorly raised kid. Rather than being a good parent and taking responsibility in their children's lives, they'll just go on a few anti-gun walks so they feel like they're making a difference. Then when their kid is in some gang shooting, they can blame it on the ‘gun culture', ‘lack of gun laws', and ‘easy firearm access'.

Way to go folks. Forget encouraging mature parenting. Let's all go on a walk and try to pass more gun laws to prevent stabbings! :scrutiny:

Stickjockey
July 15, 2003, 03:46 AM
Mother: "Bye little Jimmy, Mommy's got to go to the march to get the evil guns out of the hands opf the dangerous kids who's parents don't care enough and don't have the time to bring them up properly. I'll probably be back after you've gone to bed, so be good for the nice sitter. Bye bye...":confused: :rolleyes: :banghead: :cuss: :cuss:

Partisan Ranger
July 15, 2003, 10:45 AM
It's much easier to knee-jerk and form an anti-gun group than it is to actually take an active and positive role in raising your own child. The tough questions are thus avoided.

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