Lewis W. Diuguid

Mother’s Day shooting screams for need for gun control in U.S.

Updated: 2013-05-13T17:23:57Z

The worst thing that could have happened on Mother’s Day should have been some kid forgetting to send his mom a card or give her gifts or flowers.

But in New Orleans guns got into the mix. Nineteen persons were wounded when a gunman began shooting at people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade on Sunday.

New Orleans police are searching for the shooter. But the violence is one more incident on top of dozens just this year in which guns led to unnecessary blood shed.

Guns are as American as apple pie and Mom. But Mother’s Day is supposed to be a day of family, tranquility and celebration. Guns should have no place in it.

It was that way in the Kansas City area, where 4,000 people took part in the Mother’s Day 5K at Corporate woods event. Running for fun is one thing that moms and their families should do.

Repeated instances of people running for their life after shots go off is why this country needs meaningful gun control laws.

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