Katonah Resident Starts Local Gun Control Chapter

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Katonah resident Julie Ros heads the Northern Westchester chapter of Million Mom March (MMM). On Thursday, anti-gun groups like MMM will rally for sensible gun laws at the March For Change in Hartford, Conn.
Katonah resident Julie Ros heads the Northern Westchester chapter of Million Mom March (MMM). On Thursday, anti-gun groups like MMM will rally for sensible gun laws at the March For Change in Hartford, Conn. Photo Credit: Courtesy of MMM

KATONAH, N.Y.— Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, moms all over the country have been mobilized to push for stricter gun laws, including Katonah resident Julie Ros, head of the new Northern Westchester chapter of Million Mom March (MMM).

Ros heads the 100-member chapter of the gun safety movement founded in 2000. MMM is affiliated with the Brady Campaign, the nation’s largest gun control organization.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, anti-gun groups like Million Mom March, One Million Moms for Gun Control and others will march on the state capitol in Hartford, Conn. to demand stricter state gun laws. Out of state groups, which include some from Westchester, will lend their support to the Connecticut marchers Thursday.

Thursday's March for Change rally for sensible legislation to strengthen state gun laws takes place on the two-month anniversary of the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. where 26 people were killed including 20 children ages 6 and 7years old.

“On Dec. 14, I along with everyone else, watched in horror, cried and talked to my children about what happened,” said Ros, MMM's Northern Westchester chapter head. “By Saturday, Dec. 15, I was tired of crying and reading people's posts about gun violence and wanted to do something,” she said.

After Sandy Hook, Ros said she contacted MMM founder Donna Dees-Thomases, whom she worked with at the Brady Campaign in New York City, to ask whether there was a Westchester chapter. Dees-Thomases named Ros the new chapter’s leader on the spot, she said.

The Sandy Hook shooter 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with three semi-automatic weapons: a Bushmaster rifle, a Glock handgun and another handgun, all of which police said he got from the house where he lived with his mother, who was reportedly a gun enthusiast.

To this end, groups such as the Northern Westchester chapter of MMM will be calling for a range of gun control legislation Thursday, including the ban of bullet magazines of more than 10 rounds, the requirement of background checks for all gun purchasers, the reporting of sales of large quantities of ammunition to federal officials, and a limit to the scope of concealed weapons laws at the state level, according to a news release.

Actress Christine Baranski will host Thursday’s rally in Hartford, Conn., which is presented by CT Against Gun Violence's March for Change organization. Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and local and state politicians will attend the march, as will Veronique Pozner, the mother of Sandy Hook victim Noah Pozner, and two survivors of the Virginia Tech and Aurora, Co. shootings.

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ATS Members have flagged this thread 37 times Topic started on 16-1-2013 @ 08:13 AM by R_Clark
MSNBC Video SandyHook: No Assault Rifle : Four Hand Guns

"This continues to be a very complex investigation and there is a lot of contradictory information out there, but we have some new information this morning (one month ago) from a couple of federal officials and state officials.

They say now that there were actually four handguns inside the school, not just two as we were initially told. Four handguns and apparently only handguns that were taken into the school.

We knew that Adam Lanza, the man said to be the gunman here, also had a ..."
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reply posted on 16-1-2013 @ 08:13 AM by R_Clark
It looks like the Medical Examiner was not at the top of his game that day... As the MSM is now reporting, only handguns (4) have been found. P. Morgan will have to take back about half of his factoids now that a semi auto was not used in this tragic event.

This will spur more conspiracy theories, but hopefully will allow the two sides in the gun control debate to find more common ground...

Blessings and love to the families...

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reply posted on 16-1-2013 @ 08:21 AM by Neopan100
how could a medical examiner make that kind of mistake? What other mistakes has he made??? Do you think this comes out now because of the sandy hook videos circulating..it's quite obvious that they pull the rifle from the trunk..do you think they are covering up their butts?

What about the 'backlash card'...it has the sign of aquarius on the background..Not sure if I buy into the cards...but hey, thought I would throw it out there...
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reply posted on 16-1-2013 @ 08:28 AM by The0nlytruth
reply to post by R_Clark

Huge evidence that the gov. is fulfilling there ambitions of a totalitarian state, Blaming all the incidents on military style assault rifles to further their agenda *shared head repeatedly* Divide and conquer, Divide and conquer, Divide and conquer, Divide and conquer.

reply posted on 16-1-2013 @ 08:34 AM by roadgravel
The news played the assault rifle angle whether it was right or wrong. They might have thought the facts would not be known for years even if they cared about facts. Rumor can be powerful and it has worked to an extent for creating negative opinion on those rifles and magazines. Typical play by them.

reply posted on 16-1-2013 @ 08:38 AM by majestic3
looks like to many people are cumin to ATS and youtube for there news so they had to change there story.
because they aren't you usual mistakes.

reply posted on 16-1-2013 @ 08:53 AM by jibeho
Just another Red Herring in a line of them regarding the details of this case. All intended to keep people chasing their tails.

If this new information is accurate, we've got serious trouble... I am surprised to see this coming from MSNBC
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While much remains unknown about the Sandy Hook school shooting, we're learning more about one of the victims – gunman Adam Lanza's mother, who owned all of the weapons recovered at the scene. NBC's Mike Isikoff reports, and four of her friends join TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to talk about her life and her relationship with her son. (TODAY)








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We don't need gun control what we need is crime control.I for one am sick and tired of my rights being infrindge upon.it is not the law abiding citizen who is the problem its you courts your judges.You want to put a stop to the criminials doing this heres how. someone commits a crime with a firearm you give them 25 years no parole,them get out after 25 years and do it again they then get life no parole. someome commits murder with a firearm you give the life no parole.simple way of control crime. theres not a law abiding citizen who would abject to that. so why are you not pushing for criminal control ? this would work got to get rid of these judges who let these people in and out of jail you take away their right to go easy on them.

This just shows how much you all really know about anything. First off, Adam Lanza never used a bushmaster ar-15. He was armed with 4 illegal handguns that being they were illegal made him a criminal. Criminals don't follow any laws. So more laws and bans will not help those situations. More help towards the mental health issues and tougher prison sentences will help. Criminals need to NOT be let off with a wrist slap and once your convicted you do FULL time in prison. No parole. Take away cable tv, fitness centers in prisons, and make it so it is not a vacation home. How hard is it for you morons to figure out that only law abiding citizens will be punished by these bans and new laws.