We may not be able to match the NRA’s lobbying money. But we can out-vote them.   Leave a comment

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The strong public opinion poll numbers for gun controls registered at 90 percent immediately after the December Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown. But, as the NRA expected, the silent majority of Americans seem to be fading.

After the Columbine school massacre, a Mother’s Day march in 2000 on the National Mall drew hundreds of thousands of citizens demanding action. Its agenda included the same proposal for universal background checks for gun ownership that is being sought, nearly 13 years later. It was an impressive sight that could surely not be ignored by Congress. Yet it was ignored.

“Shame on us if we’ve forgotten,”  President Obama told an audience at the White House in reviewing the gun control debate as it moves further in time from the Newtown massacre. “I haven’t forgotten those kids,” he said.

Have we forgotten?

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