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Norton
May 10, 2004, 06:21 PM
This is an article in the Annapolis, MD Capital this afternoon. Someone PLEASE write a letter to the editor to counter this. I just had a letter published so they won't even consider another one from me for at least 30 days.

You may send your letter to the following:

E-mail letters to capletts@capitalgazette.com or mail them to:

Letters to the Editor
The Capital
P.O. Box 911
Annapolis, MD 21404

You also may fax letters to us at 410-268-4643.





Area moms join thousands in march for gun control
By WENDI WINTERS, For The Capital

Chris Farland found the perfect spot on a low shaded wall on the west lawn of the Capitol to watch gun-control advocates urge renewal of a federal ban on assault weapons yesterday as she waited for members of her family to join her.

A guidance counselor at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the Crofton woman decided to join "Halt the Assault" because many of the teenagers she counsels have been affected by gun violence.
One is a paraplegic, permanently injured by a stray bullet that smashed through a window as he sat in his living room.
"I want to make my voice heard," Mrs. Farland said. "The assault gun ban must not expire."
The demonstration, attended by about 2,000 people, was much smaller than the original one, which took place on Mother's Day four years ago.
Speakers reminded the crowd to "Remember November!" as they spoke of the ban, set to expire Sept. 13.
"I say to my fellow lawmakers, 'You should be more afraid of moms going to the ballot booth than the NRA,"' said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Montgomery.
"We are working very hard in Iraq to get AK-47s off the street, to get Uzis off the streets. The president says we're fighting the war on terror by doing that. What about the terror right here on our
streets at home?"
The freshman congressman also decried a provision in the law that critics contend allows owners of legal firearms to replace the housing for the firing mechanism and turn them into illegal assault weapons. He tied the loophole to the October 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington area that killed 10 people.
"We need to close that loophole, because real bullets that killed real people went through those loopholes," Mr. Van Hollen said.
Several women celebrated Mother's Day by taking their children with them to the rally.
Dr. Maggie van Achterberg of Annapolis was carrying her 1-year-old son Seth in her arms as she picked her way through the mostly female crowd.
"As a mother, I'm horrified by the number of gun deaths in America," she said as her son peeled a rally sticker off her shirt. A child psychiatrist, she's currently a stay-at-home mom.
"The NRA is such a bogus organization. It pretends to be a grass-roots organization, but it's just a gun manufacturers' organization whose sole purpose is to raise money for the gun industry at the cost of American lives."
In another tree-shaded section of the lawn, Jennifer Senko of Cape St. Claire, a social worker at Ginger Cove, diapered her toddler son Garrett. Her friend Cassie Carroll of Annapolis, a former social worker, was there with her 1-year-old daughter Avie.
"What better way to spend Mother's Day than trying to ensure the safety of our kids?" said Ms. Senko.
West Annapolis resident Liz Barrett arrived at the rally too late to hear many of the speeches. But when the rally concluded with a march down Constitution Avenue, she found herself walking next to the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
As they strolled, Mrs. Barrett asked him if he had been personally affected by gun violence. Had he lost friends or relatives to guns?
"Yes," he replied softly. "I was just 10 feet from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he was killed. I saw him shot in the neck."---
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
Wendi Winters is a freelance writer living on the Broadneck Peninsula.

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R.H. Lee
May 10, 2004, 06:29 PM
I'm horrified by the number of gun deaths in America,"

I'm horrified by the number of morons in America. If you try to reason with these idiots, they'll only drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.

Spot77
May 10, 2004, 08:12 PM
C'mon fellas....there has to be enough local educated, talented, pro gun writers in the area to sned some rebuttal letters.

Norton's done a fine job getting his pro gun letters published. Unfortunately, Norton and I share the same unique last name and for me to send more letters to the same publishers would take away from Norton's effectiveness.

I'll stick to buttering up to the local semi pro gun Democrats:evil:

I know there's at least 40 of us here from the Maryland area that could write a few letters to the editor......

Standing Wolf
May 10, 2004, 08:33 PM
The freshman congressman also decried a provision in the law that critics contend allows owners of legal firearms to replace the housing for the firing mechanism and turn them into illegal assault weapons. He tied the loophole to the October 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington area that killed 10 people.

To give credit where credit's due, at least that's a relatively new leftist extremist lie.

CannibalCrowley
May 10, 2004, 08:46 PM
Just send an e-mail asking why Barbara Graham (a.k.a. Barbara Lipscomb and a few others) didn't help organize the event. Ironically, she's in prison for shooting someone.

Million Mom Marcher Barbara Graham shoots Kikko Smith (http://www.tincher.to/mmm.htm)

Norton
May 11, 2004, 06:07 AM
Guys, I know we're all preaching to the choir here when we publish these letters to the editor.......I post them here so that we can share our "phraseology" (sorry Music Man fans) when we write our own rebuttals to these morons.

We all have a responsibility to pounce on these lies everytime they raise their ugly little heads. Without a concerted group effort, the antis will always have the upper hand on us as they have the editors on their side.

As I've said above, I've been writing letters to every newspaper in the DC/Baltimore metro area everytime I see one of these one-sided articles. I've had a few published, one in the Capital from which the above article is taken. I am therefore blacked-out for 30 days before they will even consider, much less publish, another letter from me.

I'm hoping that someone will step up and write some replies to this garbage and not let it go unchalleged.

burbanite
May 11, 2004, 11:43 AM
Have you tried in the L & P forum? I gather so much good info and excellent quotes form there.

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