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    GreenMtnState

    I wouldn't object to a poster with a list of names and ages.  A big poster.  With every gun death, including suicides, in the past 12 months, the past 5 years, the past 10 years, whatever.

    Like the Vietnam Wall.  And with the same hope that someday we can stop adding names.

    Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation -- Walter Cronkite

    by stormicats on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:37:32 PM PST

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    •  Names are powerful. Good idea. (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, we need to talk about this. Please sign the dKos Petition to start a national conversation about gun control.

      by GreenMtnState on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 03:35:28 PM PST

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    •  How about a parade of small coffins.... (0+ / 0-)

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:24:23 PM PST

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      •  Small, large, symbols are good (0+ / 0-)

        Remember, it's not just these kids, although this is a tragedy that tears the heart like few others.

        It's also the ten year-old girl who was shot on her front porch in the inner city.  The endless parade of teenage boys  and young men.  The women who met the ultimate abuse at the end of a gun.  The other schools, the other malls, the spa, the church, the temple.  The mistaken identity.  The accidental shooting.  The self-inflicted final wound.  The robbery gone bad.  All these tragedies that ruin so many more lives than the ones that are taken.  That scar communities.  

        The military community uses boots, rifles and helmets to symbolize the young men and women who won't come home from wars fought for all the wrong reasons.  Or crosses.  Or a wall full of names.  There's a tree full of stars in Chicago right now -- 500 of them -- each with the name of a person who has died this year at the muzzle of a gun.  500 -- and we're not done with 2012 yet.

        These symbols should be smacking us in the face like the follow up to the WTC -- lights in the sky, ribbons, candles, cards, teddy bears, parades of coffins... whatever it takes to make people wake up to the fact that there's a war going on in America -- and We The People are LOSING.

        Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation -- Walter Cronkite

        by stormicats on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:01:47 PM PST

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