Times Square on a Friday night. Geandy Pavón had chosen his spot to start a conversation about America's short sighted obsession with guns: the exterior of the Best Buy theater on the corner of 44th & 8th Avenue.
It is now almost one year since Tucson and the nation were traumatized by a gunman outside a Safeway. Six dead and thirteen wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, whose courageous steps toward recovery inspire us all. Yet the gunfire continues, in communities across our nation.
By promoting Eddie Eagle as its answer to gun safety, the NRA places the burden on children to stay away from guns. Why does the NRA continue to stand in the way of adult education and child safety laws that could stem the carnage?
As I think about the thousands of youthful victims of gun violence, I'm concerned that we're not hearing enough from the candidates for public office at all levels about what they will do to protect our children.