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Area Events to Commemorate Giffords Shooting

Gatherings in Northbrook and Glencoe will educate citizens about gun violence.

Two area events are part of a nationwide campaign against violence to commemorate the shootings a year ago Sunday at a Tucson shopping center that claimed six lives and wounded 12 including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). 

Gatherings will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at in Glencoe and at 2 p.m. Sunday at in Northbrook. 

At St. Norbert, local clergy and gun violence experts will teach the group about current gun violence, how it affects the community and what can be done to stop it. 

The group at Am Shalom will see and discuss the “The Interrupters,” a film about three former Chicago gang members who now do everything they can to prevent gun violence. The film has been shown at a number of film festivals including Sundance. One of the speakers will be Glencoe Public Safety Director Mike Volling. 

The national candlelight vigil is organized by the Brady Campaign and Too Many Victims. In Chicago, 3,333 children died as a result of gun violence in 2011, according to the organization.

Rusty Shackleford July 03, 2012 at 05:12 AM
"Guns belong at shooting ranges and in police hands (and hunting rifles - not assault weapons in hunters' hands)." ===================================== No...in YOUR opinion thats where they belong. Secondly, tell us what an 'assault' weapon is. I could show you two guns and my guess is you'll pick the one even though its the EXACT SAME GUN as the other with just a different stock. NOT ONE SINGLE DIFFERENCE in how the guns operate.
Rusty Shackleford July 03, 2012 at 05:14 AM
"Why don't you write something to convince the hundreds of Chicago students who have been murdered while walking home from school, standing on their porches or sitting in their living rooms that life would be better if everyone had a gun." =================== Why dont you write something to convince THESE people that life would be better without guns? http://gunrights.web77.org/heroesofarmedselfdefense.shtml http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen.aspx?pageNum=1 http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/Ohio-CHL-holders-acting-in-self-defense
Rusty Shackleford July 03, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Wow...you actually think our students should be DEFENSELESS SHEEP when those shooters come in to kill everyone????? Pedro...are YOU a violent criminal? I ask because it seems like you prefer that innocent people be unable to defend themselves. Thats usually how criminals think...
Rusty Shackleford July 03, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Pedro... Wow...you actually think our students should be DEFENSELESS SHEEP when those shooters come in to kill everyone????? Pedro...are YOU a violent criminal? I ask because it seems like you prefer that innocent people be unable to defend themselves. Thats usually how criminals think...
Rusty Shackleford July 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Frightening similarities of antigun Brady nuts and murderous felons; 1. They BOTH want you disarmed and helpless. 2. They BOTH tell you thats its better to give the felon whatever they want instead of fighting. One would almost get the impression that they are one and the same...

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