Russell Simmons, Politicians Push for Gun Laws During Peace Week

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – This week has been designated as “Peace Week” and entertainers are teaming up with politicians to push for stricter gun laws.

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, City Councilman Charles Barron and others came together at the steps of City Hall in part to say law enforcement can’t do it alone.

WCBS 880 Reporter Marla Diamond gets details on ‘Peace Week”

“Peace Week” organizer Erica Ford told WCBS 880 Reporter Marla Diamond the goal is to change the culture of youth violence that’s impacted lives all across the country.

“From U.S. Representative Gabrielle Gifford, her staff and her constituents in Arizona to countless mothers who’ve lost their children to gun violence,” said Ford.

Joanne Soto is one of those whose lives were changed by gun violence. Her college-bound son, Londell, was gunned down in front of his Bronx home in December.

“And he always symbolized love and peace and I feel that my purpose right now is to make his dream come true,” said Soto.

A series of events in all five boroughs will target young men of color who are disproportionately impacted by gun violence.

Last year during “Peace Week”, over 1,000 men across the city and in Westchester signed up to be volunteer peacekeepers in their communities.

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One Comment

  1. BigBen says:

    Hey Cos,

    Couldn’t have said it better


  2. your mom says:

    Hey captain obvious, your right it was put there for a reason, but i dont think we have to fear the British invading us anymore. when will you all wake up and see how many people are killing each other in your country compared to other countrys where its harder to get guns.

  3. Captain Obvious says:

    The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is there for a reason! We have already seen our rights diminishing over the years – 1st Amendment, 4th Amendment, etc. — ENOUGH ALREADY !!!!!

    This is issue is being pressed because the government wants the general population disarmed. Then, the population is much easier to control. Where does this lead to … one word … TYRANNY !!!!

    Look at history – Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, etc.

    This garbage must stop. Try addressing the real problems instead of trying to take guns away from upstanding law abiding citizens!

    1. Nick says:

      Haven’t you got the memo? The Bill Of Rights and the Constitution are way too complex for the average citizenry to comprehend. They should not be reading it. It’ll be Interpreted For Them by their Betters. Noticed how the libturd media never republish the Constitution nor the Bill Of Rights?

  4. Nick says:

    Libturds tried this “peace” week, ban all guns thing before. Hitler did it to good effect. Gee.. I wonder why these libturds didn’t want Jews to have the means to defend themselves. They’re now gearing up to offer the Hitler “peace” again, I see. No wonder these “peace” loving libturds went on shooting rampages like Tucson and than blame it on everyone else. Just like Hitler did.

  5. Cos says:

    Strictor gun laws…? That would only affect the law-abiding trying to obtain a legal gun. This would have NO affect on the criminal elements that are already breaking the law! That’s like saying let’s make strictor traffic laws because car thieves are killing too many people with their stolen vehicles… Or worse, let’s change the person who had their car stolen by a car thief as an accomplice simply because their car was stolen during the morning hours and they didn’t report the crime right away… Huh?

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