May 10, 2004

Million Mom March fizzles - heh

Some key excerpts from the WaPo article from earlier today:
The rally lacked the star power, and certainly the numbers, of the first Million Mom March in 2000, when hundreds of thousands of women flooded the Mall on Mother's Day. Organizers this time put the crowd at close to 3,000, a figure that could not be confirmed because police no longer estimate crowd sizes.
And another gem:
Assault weapons are "made for violence," Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) told the crowd. "They're made for causing catastrophes. They ought to be illegal."