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Remarks for New Town Victims

Remarks for New Town Victims

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Remarks by David I. WeprinDelivered at Shri Guru Ravidas Sabha of New York on Dec. 17, 2012Good Evening.It is with a heavy heart that I address you alltonight. All of our lives have been foreverchanged by the horrific event on Friday inNewtown, Connecticut. It is so hard tounderstand this terrible tragedy; it isunthinkable, it is unimaginable, it isincomprehensible. But so sadly, it is real. It must
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 be different this time -- we must not look theother way. We must take action.It was just four months ago that our community gathered to mourn for those murdered in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 5 in a Sikh temple. A white supremacist opened fire on congregants,killing six and then himself. Four others wereinjured. We gathered in Richmond Hill, not farfrom here, to mourn together and try to heal our wounded hearts.
 
On July 20, just a few weeks earlier, a night atthe movies turned deadly when 12 people werekilled and dozens injured at a suburban movietheater in Aurora, Colorado. The gunman wasapprehended shortly after outside the theater.He used assault weapons with high capacity magazines. These are weapons that do not belong in a suburban mall or on our city streets.Two days later, President Obama delivered a tenminute speech from the University of Colorado, but made no mention of gun control. Why?

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