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Santa Monica Gun Law Rally To Be Held At Reed Park

Posted Feb. 23, 2013, 9:55 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

The West Los Angeles Council of is planning a demonstrate today, Feb. 23 in Santa Monica to support for sensible changes to federal gun laws and for related measures to reduce gun violence.

The rally will be held at Reed Park, located at Wilshire Boulevard and 7th Street, Santa Monica, from 1-3 pm.

The event will feature speakers and entertainment before a march to the Santa Monica Police Department where children will voluntarily surrender their “toy” guns in symbolic gesture to end gun violence.

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Feb. 23, 2013, 1:45:26 pm

martin marteen said...

get a life people. we have strict gun laws in Ca. how about marching for something sensible that will actually end violence, like mothers , be home and teach kids to have morals and obey laws, be religious and don't kill, teach be kind to your fellow man, obey the ten commandments, be nice, don't be greedy, have love not hate, make love not war, .

Feb. 23, 2013, 2:01:23 pm

Sharon said...

Agreed, Martin. Except that you left out fathers being home and taking care of their families, etc.

Feb. 23, 2013, 3:10:06 pm

martin marteen said...

No Sharon. I did not forget. I prefer fathers to go to work and work hard so the mothers are able to stay home and do the most important job in the world, take care of the kids. As opposed to going to work and counting how many toilet papers the company sells, or be the Yahoo CEO and count how many clicks their sites get, or HP CEO and count how many computers they sell. Let's give woemn credit they deserve, they have the greatest responsability. If a man has low testosterone, and a women too much of same, let them switch, but take care of the kids for everyones'sake.

Feb. 24, 2013, 11:47:27 am

John Mullins said...

Surrendering TOY guns...... Of all the liberal stupidity I've heard, this ranks right up in the top. BOOO HOOO! Guns kill people! Guns are EVIL! BOOO HOOO! No, idiots- THUGS kill people. Gang bangers kill people. Cars, hammers, swimming pools, knives, baseball bats, drugs, and BAD PARENTING kills people. Guns are inantimate objects that are a foundation of this country's freedom.

Feb. 24, 2013, 4:38:40 pm

Teri Morales said...

I was happy to be a part of this Rally and to meet Bernard Parks!

Feb. 24, 2013, 4:46:25 pm

Teri Morales said...

Wow!!! We do have idiots out there. We love God and love good and our Children. But really if you are not smart enough to realize we need change and Universal background checks, make it hard for high capasity magazines to be purchased. We are supporting the people that have been killed in Mass shootings. UNBELIEVEABLE, I will pray for you...

Feb. 24, 2013, 5:16:12 pm

Rich Morales said...

The public support for positive action was tremendous! We asked for limits to magazines, Universal backround checks, better mental health care screening and treatment. We marched for the expansion of the gun laws we have in California to all of the US. Mothers and fathers were marching in memory of the innocents killed by the indiscriminate spraying of bullets that could have just as easily killed their own children and grandchildren. Martin, John, it goes deeper than toys. This was about symbolically putting aside the notion that guns are toys, for "sport". Guns are designed to kill, whether in the hands of a "good guy or a bad guy". What amazed me, was that one young man, who after seeing my poster with the pictures of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims, flipped me off with a very, very aggressive attitude. To me, it demonstrated the callousness he displayed to their memory and their deaths.

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