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Kate Jones

Partner, Institute for the Advancement of Service

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The time is NOW for people to stand up and say 'No More Assault Weapons" and not wait for the government to legislate the change.

Change starts when people change, not when governments legislate change. Think back to the days when driving drunk was socially acceptable, no matter who died in the process. Then Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) formed. The rest is history.

The time is 'now o'clock'. We will change our resopnse to violence and stop purchasing violence video games as gifts for our children, and stop patronizing films that promote violence, mayhem and murder. Glorifying the horrific has become the norm.

What happened in Newtown, CT should never happen again.

Remember Mahatma Ghandi's words: "Be the change you want to see in the world". The time is now o'clock!

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    Dec 24 2012: "NOW" is always the best time to do something as that's the only timeframe though tiny on which one have control over.
    What about nuclear weapon ?
    What about use of weapons (in all form from) by powerful nations / countries over weak nations / countries?
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      Dec 24 2012: Good question, Salim. On the national level, we are in a different arena. When nations tgo to war, there are those who supply weapons. War is in a different category. Yes, people die because of guns, but usually these folks are aware that there is war going on. Usually (one would hope), they have an opportunity to fight back or flee. Children in schools, people in theaters, politicians making speeches should not be killed by rapid fire guns.
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        Dec 28 2012: Kate, understand your point and fully support your stand..........

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