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  • They were shot with a gun...

    Top row (left to right)
    President William McKinley shot 9/6/01, died 9/14/01.
    Ex-Beatle band member John Lennon shot and killed 12/8/80
    Black political leader Malcolm X shot and killed 2/21/65
    President Ronald Reagan shot 3/30/81 (survived)
    Dr. George Tiller shot and killed while in church 5/31/09
    Viola Luizzo a civil rights activist shot and killed 3/7/65

    Middle row
    Shannon Wilsey aka Savannah, porn actress - gun shot suicide 7/11/94
    Alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed 11/24/63
    President John F. Kennedy shot and killed 11/22/63
    Rapper Tupac Shakur shot 9/7/96, died 9/13/96
    Actor George Reeves shot and killed 6/16/59
    Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers shot and killed 6/12/63

    Bottom row
    Presidential candidate George Wallace shot 5/15/72 (survived)
    Presidential canidate Robert F. Kennedy shot and killed 6/6/68
    Artist Andy Warhol shot 6/3/68 (survived)
    Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. shot and killed 4/4/69
    Porn publisher Larry Flynt shot 3/6/78
    Latin Singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez aka Selena shot and killed 3/31/95

    I've started a petition to honor the victims of gun violence. I call it Cease Fire Day. My idea is to have our lawmakers in America to set aside one 24-hour period for remembrance and reflection for those who have died and for those who have been harmed by firearms. I picked December 14, 2013, the first anniversary of the Newtown Connecticut massacre.

    It is largely symbolic.

    But, we must change our violent culture. It is a start.

    It is not driven by political ideology. A bullet is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. In our shared grief we can come together to honor our dead.

    You can find out more about Cease-Fire Day on Facebook. I would paste the link but that be considered as advertising and promotion on Cowbird.

    I hope you sign the petition make one day, out of 365, a day of peace.

    PEACE. Be still. for one day!
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