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February 19, 2013 - 7:56 am

Gun-control activists are facing a challenge to stay in the headlines, competing with everything from budget sequestration to immigration reform.

The latest effort by gun-control activists is a million-kids march on Washington. Originally thought to be slated for Feb. 17, organizers indicated in the event page’s comment section they’re looking for a new date.

Planners indicated in a January blog post they want the march to be “just prior to any gun safety legislation being considered by Congress, so our march can have maximum influence on the debate.”

Last week, supporters were told that the march is tentatively scheduled for May.

“Our effort at that time will be focused on showing the House that we will not allow them to recess for summer without instituting the meaningful and common-sense changes in gun control law that the majority of our nation agree with and demand,” wrote volunteer organizer Kristen Pettit. “We are forging alliances with important collaborators to ensure that our march will have the greatest impact. And we promise, though May seems far from now, the wait will be short and worthwhile and our march will have great effect.”

Organizers say they’re seeking a “cultural change” on guns, and on the chosen march participants, “Who could say no to a million kids?”

“Participating in the MKM offers kids the experience of a lifetime, empowering a generation to engage and take action around the issues they care about,” organizers pitch. “The MKM is a potential win-win on every front: political, legislative, cultural, educational.”

Two of the founders of the Million-Kids March idea are Jen Bluestein, communications director at EMILY’s List, and Emily Lockwood, new media director at EMILY’s List, a PAC that soley supports women candidates who back abortion rights.

The director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns said Congress needs to fast-track gun control even while acknowledging “you will never stop all of the shootings.”

“Of course I think we should expect things to be faster,” Mark Glaze said for the 650-mayor group on MSNBC. “The only way that’s gonna happen is if the American people continue to do what they’ve been doing since Newtown and before, which is calling a member of Congress and writing a member of Congress, making sure they know this is a front-burner issue for them, and as long as 33 Americans are murdered with guns every day none of us is moving fast enough.”

He said making the background check system more stringent is “the single biggest thing you can do to get a handle on the gun problem in the country.”

“It is not a complete solution. You will never stop all of the shootings. We’re also supporting a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and a limit on rounds of ammunition magazines can carry. Those are all part of the picture,” Glaze said.

“For a long time the NRA has been the only game one in town and their electoral strength was vastly exaggerated,” the career strategist added. “Back in November they spent more than $100,000 on only seven Senate races; they lost in six of those. But when you are the only game in town on the electoral side, members of Congress have a real struggle doing what most of them want to do, which is keep their streets safe.”

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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Abortions kill more kids than guns every year.
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I hear the voices of the children who have been aborted: They say: "I forgive you Mama for killing me. " What are they saying? They are concerned deeply with the welfare of their mothers what hiding from sin does . It causes torture to the sinner the hidden guilt and no one has ever seen the faces of these children growing up in heaven but we do see the faces of the children slaughtered by Adam Lanza , just check and see you daughter or your son .
I find many people are running away from their own sins and have a problem of seeing themselves clearly as God sees and Angels inspect us everyday
I remember the movie Sophia choice the mama to pick the child that lives. What wounds we have. It is a double edge sword to cover up our sins by self righteous. That's what I like about Joel Osteen. I search and search to find his sin and I see it today so I can Proclaim him a SINNER! He has passive aggressive sin against his wife for making him too many microwave meals
The truth though is he is so close To God hour by hour every single day of his life he has to invent a sin in his heart to relate to the rif raf
Sinners let God forgive you for your sins and he welcomes you to be close to him just like Joel Osteen
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of course Adam Lanza is also your son. ( being in the throne room of high heaven as I am right now ,i do not not need to call him our son but your son
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Guns do not cause crime. The type of killings Obama and his minions are railing about are caused by nut bags like Adam Lanza (CT) and Jared Lee Loughner (AZ). Therefore, taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will not prevent these crimes, especially where we start with 300 million guns in the country. Gun control as proposed by Obama is about (a) growing government and (b) curtailing individual rights and responsibilities.

The big item in the liberal proposal is going to be gun registration, a necessary component of mandatory background checks for every weapons sale or transfer, including those between friends and relatives, which is a prelude to gun confiscation. Of course, registration requires a new bureaucracy to keep track of hundreds of millions of guns, which means new taxes to pay for them. It's hard to predict how many new G-men and women will be needed to carry out registration but they will need a lot more when they implement stage 2, confiscation.

PABill is right - Stop this gun control a/s/a/p.
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Shakesheare wrote, "Small fires are quickly trodden out; which being suffered rivers cannot quench." Let's put out this gun control effort before it becomes to big to defeat, like Obamacare.
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cognitive dissonance anyone? The gals from Emily's list who never met an unviable tissue mass they didn't want scraped from the uterine wall now getting dewy eyes about "the children"
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My ancestor came to Salem Ma in 1635. By 1637 he was involved in the Antinomian debate on the side of Ann Hutchinson and it was not much of a debate with her imprisonment . His right to defend his family was taken away. Ann and her many many children were slaughtered by the frisky natives but one little girl was spared who had red hair. The theologians rejoiced the Jezebel was dead.. Looking at the slaughter of human beings on the highways and the slaughter with guns close to cities and in cities why must it be that it must happen to your own family before you pause to start fresh ? is their anyone here a victim of losing a loved in a car crash or by gun?
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In 1640 ,the natives got very frisky rubbing elbows with the new arrivals from across the pond and they became demon possessed. When you are driving your car in rush hour take a look at other drivers how they too are demon possessed just like the the savages of old. Guns you can focus better with your demon possession on your target. protecting the people in cities from other people get their families murdered and then prone to demon possesssion is wise idea but do this with increased therapy please not putting more guns in the hands of the demon possessed or tomorrows newbies to demon possession
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Abortions kill more kids than guns every year.
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The logic of leftists such that is, which is no logic at all, says, "Who can say no to a million kids." So, if conservatives marched a million kids on Washington opposing abortion, then these liberals would instantly capitulate to 'common-sense' abortion legislation, right? I'll won't cease to respire normally.
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Every year we have the "Million Mother March for Death" hosted by Planned Parenthood, so hey why not...
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"Who can say no to a million kids?"

Ummm, apparently you can, Emily's List. You know 55 million of them.
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I can say no to a million kids (which it wont be) hollering about the need for gun control guided by left wing idiots. Their parents protect them I have never seen a kid carrying a cop on their back nor have a seen an individual citizen that has a cop a a companion at all times so what about those times when you get into a situation where someone who is armed can neutralize the situation?

An armed society of private citizens is indeed a polite and mostly criminal free society, just look at crime stats from states that have "Shall Issue permits to carry handguns" Then look at Chicago (currently the gun murder capital of the country) or Washington D.C. and other antigun states or locales!
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Well said.......and I can say "No!" to a a gaggle of kids being so manipulated.
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