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Barack After Dark™: It’s ALL About Michelle.


 

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Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama at a FAFSA Workshop

 

Published on Feb 5, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop at the T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. The workshop included high school seniors filling out the FAFSA form, their parents, and high school counselors.

This workshop highlighted the recent release of the 2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and resources available to help students access higher education. The Department of Education has worked to ensure that the FAFSA is an inclusive form that reflects the diversity of American families, and in recent years has revised the form to significantly decrease the amount of time and information it takes to complete.

 

 

 

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mrs. Obama told students that filling out the FAFSA is a pivotal step toward finishing their education beyond high school.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mrs. Obama told students that filling out the FAFSA is a pivotal step toward finishing their education beyond high school.

 

 

First Lady Michelle Obama: “I’m First”

 

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February 05, 2014
02:45 PM EST

 

Last November, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to the sophomore class at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. about the importance of higher education. In her remarks, Mrs. Obama talked about how education has created opportunity in her own life, working hard to attend and graduate from college.

 

Today, we are releasing a special video message from the First Lady in which she talks about being the first in her family to attend college. This video is part of the “I’m First” storytelling project, which lifts up the stories of first generation college students in order to inspire future generations.

 

As the First Lady says in her video, “no matter where you come from or how much money your family has, I want you to know that you can succeed in college, and get your degree, and then go on to build an incredible life for yourself.”

 

 

Transcript of the First Lady’s message:

 

Hi! My name is Michelle Obama and I’m first!

 

Neither of my parents graduated from college, so when I got to campus as a freshman, I’ll admit I was a little overwhelmed.  I didn’t know how to choose my classes or find the right classrooms. I didn’t even know how to furnish my own dorm room. In fact, when I moved in, I realized that I hadn’t even packed the right size sheets for my bed.  Mine were way too short. So that first night, I slept with my legs sticking out past the end of the sheets, rubbing up against one of those old plastic mattresses… and I ended up sleeping that way for my entire freshman year.

 

But here’s the thing – I may not have had the right sheets, but I learned pretty quickly that I had what it took to succeed in college. 

 

Sure, there were moments when I had doubts.  At first, I even worried that maybe I just wasn’t as smart as some of my classmates.  But soon enough I realized that that was all in my head.  I was just as smart as everyone else – and I had just as much to contribute – I just had to have the confidence to believe in myself and the determination to work hard and ask for help when I needed it.

 

So that’s my message to all of you – no matter where you come from or how much money your family has, I want you to know that you can succeed in college, and get your degree, and then go on to build an incredible life for yourself.

 

That’s been my life story, and my husband’s as well.  And if you’re willing to put in the time and the effort, I want you to know that it can be your story too. 

 

So I want to wish you the best of luck in the years ahead… I know you can do it.

 

 

First Lady Michelle Obama takes a selfie with Baltimore student Lawrence Lawson's phone following a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama takes a selfie with Baltimore student Lawrence Lawson’s phone following a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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First Lady Michelle Obama poses with parents and students after she delivers remarks at a Free Application for Federal Student Aid Workshop at T.C. Williams High School-King Street Campus in Alexandria, Virginia

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Remarks by the First Lady at FAFSA Workshop

T.C. Williams High School
Alexandria, Virginia

 

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MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you, guys.  Thanks for having me.  (Applause.)  You all rest.  You have work to do.  (Laughter.)  I don’t want you to be tired.  I want you to get these forms done.  But I am thrilled to be here.

 

I want to start by thanking Edom for that wonderful introduction.  She is a true representative of what this amazing school has done for all of you.  And you’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill, right, that you all — I know it, I know it.  I also want to thank your principal, Principal Maxey, as well as everyone here at T.C. Williams for hosting us here.  You all, I told your administrators, you all are a true example of excellence.  And that’s one of the reasons why we wanted to be here.

 

You all are blessed to have this kind of support in the college process.  And we know that there are other schools with great counselor programs and great principals and great faculty that are doing the same thing, but not every kid has that.  And that’s why we want to lift this up so that more kids around the country have the kind of support and know about the resources that you all have at your disposal.  So I am thrilled to be here.

 

I also want to thank and recognize my good friend Arne Duncan — Arne, where are you?  Oh, he’s so tall I rarely miss him.  (Laughter.)  But there he is.  How are you, Arne?  He has been doing a great job with the Department of Education, and I’m looking forward to partnering with him and his Department over the years to make sure that more and more of our kids in this country apply to college, can afford college.  But we couldn’t do it without his leadership, so let’s give Arne another round of applause.  (Applause.)

 

So I’m not going to speak very long today because, as I said, you guys need to get to work.  But for those of you who might be wondering why the First Lady is here just to watch you fill out a computer form, it’s because completing this form is a critical start to completing your education.  And as the President and I will continue to stress over the next several years and beyond to young people throughout this country, completing your education –- whether it’s a 2-year or 4-year college, or vocational program -– is the single most important thing you can do for your future.  That is it.  There’s nothing that compares to getting your education.

 

With a good education, you can get a job that pays a decent salary or more.  You can provide for your family, which is key.  And you can become whatever you dream of becoming, which is the kind of freedom that I want all of you to have.  And filling out the FAFSA form is one of the first and most important steps you can take in that journey, because it’s no secret, as Edom mentioned and as all of you know, college can be expensive.  And you all know that because, fortunately, everyone here is applying to college.  And that’s an important start.

 

And as you’re waiting to hear back, you’re starting to add up all the costs — the tuition, the room and board, the books, the lab fees, all kinds of other expenses that I’m sure you never anticipated — that was true for me.  And you and your families I’m sure are wondering how you’re ever going to pay for all of that.  And unfortunately, too many students don’t even bother to apply to college because they don’t think they’ll ever be able to afford it, so they just walk away from the opportunity without getting any advice or seeking any support.

 

And that’s where the FAFSA comes in, because through FAFSA, the Department of Education provides more than $150 billion every year in low-interest loans, in grants that you don’t have to pay back, and work-study programs that can help cover your educational expenses.  And I was a work-study student all throughout college, and I had some great jobs.  On top of helping you pay for school, work-study gave me some of the best experiences that I’ve ever had — I ran a daycare center, I worked in an office.  I did a lot of really interesting things in college, and it really made a difference.  So work-study is something that’s available if you fill out your form.  And on top of that, a lot of states, colleges, and many private organizations use the FAFSA to determine whether you qualify for even more scholarships and financial aid beyond what the government provides.

 

And here’s the thing:  As you guys are demonstrating by being here today, FAFSA is quick, it’s easy, it’s free, and it can help you access the thousands of dollars to help you and your family pay for college.  And that’s true — and this is important — no matter who you are.  You don’t have to be the valedictorian.  You don’t have to major in a certain subject.  You don’t even have to be at the very bottom of the income ladder to receive the money.  Almost everyone is eligible for some form of financial aid, and all you have to do to access that aid is fill out this one little form.  It’s so simple.  (Laughter.)

 

So that’s why I’m here.  And that’s my message for you and for students all across the country:  Fill out those forms.  Fill them out!  (Laughter.)  Don’t leave money on the table.  Parents, don’t leave money on the table.  Fill out the form.

 

And if you need help completing the FAFSA, there are plenty of resources you can turn to for support.  I’m thrilled to be joined today by people from across the country who will be helping me spread that message and providing you with the kind of support that you need.

 

Get Schooled is a nonprofit designed to help more students graduate from high school and succeed in college.  And their partner — they’re partnering with Viacom, and they’re going to be promoting FAFSA on MTV, on BET, on Nickelodeon, and all over social media.  So this is the beginning of a big, huge campaign.  We’re starting here at T.C. Williams — isn’t that cool?  Right here.  (Applause.)  And they’re also creating a package of online resources to help students prepare for college.

 

And Google is going to partner with GetSchooled.com to use the Google Helpouts platform to connect students and families with experts who can give one-on-one FAFSA advice.  So you don’t have to do this alone.  Even parents who might be intimidated by this process, you don’t have to do this alone.  There are resources — people who will be available to help you with — your child walk through this process.

 

On top of all that, leading organizations like the American School Counselors Association, the National College Access Network, and so many other wonderful organizations are already working every day to help connect students like all of you with financial aid.  And the Department of Education is doing their part as well.  They’ve made the FAFSA form quicker and easier than ever before to fill out — too bad that didn’t happen about 50 years ago when I was going to school, but better late than never.  (Laughter.)  And they’ve loaded up their website — the website is called StudentAid.gov.  Want to make sure everybody — StudentAid.gov.  On that website there will be all sorts of checklists, sample forms, links to help students and parents connect to financial aid.

 

And finally, probably some of the most critical and accessible resources available to you students are the people you see every day — the people right here in this room, for the students who are here.  You have got your school counselors who are there to answer your questions.  They’re there leading FAFSA workshops just like this one.  They are tracking you down and nagging you until you complete that form — yay for nagging.  (Laughter.)

 

And I just want to take a moment to congratulate the staff here at T.C. Williams for setting the goal of getting 100 percent of their seniors to complete the FAFSA form.  And that’s the kind of leadership that we hope that all schools will take; they will make this a goal.  Because if students don’t fill out this form, they can’t even begin to access the resources that are already there.  So, T.C. Williams, you all are leading the way.  We are so proud of you.  Again, that’s why we’re here.

 

And, last but not least, students, you’ve got your parents and your family members who are there to help you fill in those blanks on that form and guide you on your way as you get started on this journey.  And I know that’s not always easy for some families, especially for those who have never sent anyone to college before — it could be intimidating — or for those whose finances are really stretched, and they’re wondering whether all the money is worth it.  I mean, I know I found that with some of the kids I went to — that I grew up with.  Making that investment and understanding the importance of putting that — down that money now, sometimes it’s hard when you think, well, maybe it’s better if your kids just get to work and not waste that time going to college.

 

But my hope is that every parent in America will understand that lifting up their kids and encouraging them to get an education is one of the best investments that they can make for their child.  And that’s one of the biggest gifts that I got from my parents.  Because my parents didn’t go to college, they didn’t have a lot of money.  And they didn’t — my mom still says she doesn’t know who raised me — which is really selling herself short, because she did a lot of raising.  (Laughter.)  But that’s to say she didn’t feel like she had a lot to offer me in this process.

 

But my parents, fortunately, were just like the parents who are here today.  I mean, I applaud you all for taking this time and being here by your kids, and supporting them along the way. Like all of you, my parents were determined to do their part to ensure that I had all the support I needed to achieve my dreams.  And even if it made them uncomfortable, they pushed outside of their comfort zones to help me figure this out.  And for that, I will always be grateful.  I wouldn’t be here without that kind of support.

 

So, parents, thank you for being here.  Keep it up.  Be that example for other families that may be hesitant.  And I want the students to know here today, from parents and school counselors, to Google and Viacom, to the President of the United States of America — you all have got an army of supporters here to help you make college more affordable.  So your job — as my father used to say, you’ve got one job.  (Laughter.)  That’s to work hard in school — okay, maybe it’s two — work hard in school.  But for today, your one job is to fill out that form.  It will not take you long.  You will see that here today.

 

And in a few months, when you start hearing back from colleges, you’ll start getting information about what grants and loans you qualify for and what financial packages the schools are offering you.  And then you have the power.  Then you can make the choice that’s right for you and your family, which is key.  Picking a school means picking a school that you can afford and that’s going to give you the best package.  If you fill this form out, you will have the chance to see what options are available to you.

 

So I want you and young people across the country to get on this right now.  Don’t wait another minute.  And then I want you all out there to tell your classmates, tell your friends, tell your Valentine sweetheart if you have one, tell somebody about this form and what they can do and all the resources that are available to them.  Share this information with the people in your lives, because, as I said at the beginning, not every kid is blessed enough to have the resources that you all do.  So your job is to share your blessings with others.

 

So with that, I’m going to stop talking and I’m going to come around and meet all of you.  I’m going to hear about where you’re thinking about going, where you’re applying, how the form is.  Hopefully, I’ll meet your family members.  You will introduce me to your parents, right?  (Laughter.)  Don’t be shy.  And I’m proud of all of you for taking this step and for being a role model for so many kids around this country.

 

So thank you again for everything that you are doing in your lives.  And I look forward to seeing all the amazing things you’re going to do with your futures.  Thanks so much.  Get to work.  (Applause.)

 

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REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT THE
CONCLUSION OF THE FAFSA WORKSHOP

 

Well, this was incredible for me, just to meet so many smart, focused, articulate, clear-eyed, clear-thinking young people with amazing counselors and parents.  This was a dream room right here.  And your stories are so diverse and so different and so compelling.  This is why I’m still here — and I was probably supposed to be gone an hour ago.  (Laughter.)

 

But it has been a real delight for me, and an inspiration to meet you guys.  And as I was telling Colleen, when you look around this room — you know, we can’t afford to lose any of your talent.  We need you to be educated and prepared, because you all are awesome individuals who have the potential to do some amazing things for this country.  So it’s up to us to support you.  It’s up to us to find other kids like you who don’t have the support.

 
And that’s the thing I worry about — all the thousands of kids, the millions of kids out here who don’t know about FAFSA, who don’t have great counselors, who don’t know how to get an affordable college education.  And that’s why working with Arne, the President, myself, the corporate community, the nonprofit sector — this is the best investment that we can make in the future of our country, is investing in you all.

 

So it has been a joy.  Principal Maxey, you are — you’ve got a great team out here.  You have every reason to be proud.

 

So with that, I think we’re going to take a picture?  You guys want to come up?  I’m assuming you’ve been instructed?  Bring your forms!  Bring your forms!

 

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1:15 P.M. EST

 

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Navy Grog


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We’re not sure why but a lot of rum drinks seem to be super heavy on the rum. Why use one kind when three will do? We’re thinking of you Mr. Zombie. So the drink below isn’t in keeping with the authentic Navy Grog. For starters we don’t have demerara rum. Purists can find a bar stool elsewhere. Oh who are we kidding our bar stools are about two feet from this desk and the contents of the liquor cabinet are scattered about the house. The joys of renovation. You should find a bar stool elsewhere regardless.

Navy Grog

  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz demerara rum or other dark rum
  • juice from half a lime
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce honey syrup*
  • 3/4 oz soda water

Combine all ingredients expect soda water in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass…

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Are People Selling Guns On Facebook? Does A Bear Shit In The Woods Then Wipe It’s Ass With A Rabbit?


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Are People Selling Guns On Facebook?

 

Facebook says no. At least one large gun-community page suggests otherwise.

 

By Mike Hayes, BuzzFeed & Moms Demand Action

 

“S&W 500! Paid 1200, 25 rounds spent! I’m in Texas and newmexico. Looking to trade for a nice AK or AR of same value,” reads a recent Facebook post by a gun enthusiast named Cody, who has included a photo of himself brandishing the Smith & Wesson handgun.

 

“Suggestion, Keep Your mug Out of Fireams Sales / Trades” reads the top comment, liked 28 times.
Another comment calls the poster an “inmate.”

 

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Another comment simply points out that $1,200 is too much for a 500 model when you can get one for $900.
Guns For Sale is a Facebook page with 196,000 likes that invites gun enthusiasts and licensed dealers to procure buyers for firearms through posts like this one from Cody. (Facebook removed this post after a gun control group tweeted it with the message “@facebook allows this guy to sell guns.”)

 

Despite the appearance of the post — with comments recommending you not show your face and the plausible suggestion of wrongdoing by deleting it — what’s happening on the Guns For Sale page is most likely totally legal.

 

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Bobby Richards is the owner and operator of Crossfire Arms, LLC, an independent arms dealership in Vermont. For the past six months, Richards has listed new firearms and industry information on online forums, like the Guns For Sale Facebook page. He is still in the process of building Crossfire’s online store and sees these pages and sites as “electronic billboards” that allow his independent operation to compete with the industry’s big boys.

 

“Social media has leveled the playing field somewhat and has afforded smaller businesses the opportunity to network with groups that have massive fan bases,” he said. “Affiliate marketers have enormous reach and followers on Facebook, numbering in the high six figures.”

 

While Richards said that while Facebook postings are an asset to his business, every gun sale is completed through an in-person, in-store exchange that includes a mandatory background check.

 

Once a potential buyer expresses an interest in a particular firearm, Richards sets up an appointment for the buyer to fill out the required paperwork and National Instant Criminal Background Check System background check. If the buyer lives in a state other than Vermont, he or she is required to have their local federally licensed dealer send a copy of their license to Richards before he will ship the firearm to that dealer. And then once the paperwork is complete, that local dealer can finalize the sale.

 

“No firearm transactions are completed through Facebook,” Richards said.

 

David Chipman, a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent, said these types of sales would likely pass muster with the agency.

 

“I think that’s extremely above board. I think that would get sign-off from the ATF,” said Chipman, who spent 25 years with the bureau.

 

The ATF public affairs office confirmed to BuzzFeed that Richards’ process is the correct way to obtain a firearm from a Federal Firearms Licensee.

 

But Chipman disputes the idea that firearms sales are not taking place at all on Facebook.

 

“I believe Facebook should understand that persons could be using their platform to conduct illegal conduct and they have a moral obligation to do their best to prevent it,” Chipman said.

 

Chipman noted that if sellers are buying guns, posting them online, and selling them for profit without a license, the ATF would consider that to be illegal. However, it would take an undercover investigation to prove if any of these people listing their guns on Guns For Sale are making a profit illegally, he says.

 

In the past week, there have been more than 100 posts from fans on the Guns For Sale page. Sixty-nine of the posts listed actual guns, gun parts, or ammunition for sale or trade. Every one of the posts includes contact information from the seller; if the post doesn’t initially include a name and phone number or email, the page’s moderator asks the seller to update the post. Of the 69 posts, 44 were from personal Facebook accounts.

 

This is not a lot of activity, especially compared with other players in the online gun trade. A study this year by Mike Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns of online gun retail destination Armslist.com concluded that nearly one-third of the activity on the website was by high-volume sellers, selling more than 34 firearms a year without a license, which amounts to an estimated 243,800 guns.

 

The level of activity on the Guns For Sale Facebook page is more on par with a forum like the r/GunsForSale subreddit, which Mother Jones found had 1,000 posts over six months — about 40 posts a week.

 

What these regular people in the Guns For Sale Facebook community are doing appears legal, as long as the posters on Guns For Sale are following a few rules if they don’t have a dealer’s license:

 

According to U.S. federal gun laws, a person is allowed to buy or sell a firearm from an unlicensed resident of their state if they do not have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from owning guns. If the buyer is out of state, this person is required to go through a licensed dealer to complete the transaction.

 

But the legality of the deals on Guns For Sale is just another example of why the nation’s gun laws need reforming, some say.
“[There is a] huge weakness is our federal gun policy. People on Facebook take advantage of this gap,” said Daniel Webster, a professor and the director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

 

“It’s not a loophole, it’s a gaping hole. There’s no mechanism of accountability. We need a policy fix.”

 

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About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just one year, the organization has more than 130,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country. The group recently joined forces with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter @MomsDemand

 

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Michael Dunn Murder Trial


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(You will be able to find all articles about Jordan Davis and the Michael Dunn murder trial under the menu heading “Justice For Jordan Davis”.)

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Michael Dunn is charged with 1 count of first degree murder in the shooting death of Jordan Davis, and with 3 counts of attempted murder of the driver and passengers that were in the vehicle along with Jordan.

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Two Lives Extinguished: Child Commits Suicide With Dad’s Illegal Gun – His Mother Then Takes Her Own Life


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Two Lives Extinguished: Child Commits Suicide with Dad’s Illegal Gun – His Mother then Takes Her Own Life

 

By Alexandria Bodden & Moms Demand Action

 

On January 14, 2013 my world was completely shattered when I was told that my 13-year old brother, Michael “Mikey” Graham, had taken his life. His death rocked the community of Putnam County, New York. There were an estimated 1500 individuals who went to Mikey’s wake. Most of those people waited in line for hours just to pay their respects.

 

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Mikey was a popular kid in school. He had many friends and was the type of person who would befriend the new kid and introduce them to his friends. He loved to play videos games. He was an expert bowler who mastered the two-handed shot. He also played basketball, lacrosse, and was quarterback of the Brewster Bears football team. His jersey, #7, has been retired in his honor. It was a shock to believe that this beautiful happy boy committed suicide.

 

We do not know exactly what drove Mikey to take his life, although we have probable cause. We do know that he used one of three illegal handguns our father, Douglas Graham, kept loaded and unsecured in his home. Sheila Graham, Mikey’s mom and stepmother to me, had asked my father for years to please get rid of the guns he kept in his home or at least lock them up so Mikey wouldn’t find them. My father and Sheila were divorced and shared joint custody of Mikey. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, she told him several more times to lock up his guns but he would not listen and Sheila’s worst fear ended up becoming a real nightmare.

 

That is not where this tragedy ends. On October 14, 2013, exactly nine months to the day of Mikey’s death, Sheila took her life as well. She was so grief stricken over the death her son and the guilt of not being able to protect him was something she could no longer live with. Now two beautiful people are gone because of one man’s negligence.

 

Three months after Mikey’s death my father was charged with felony possession of illegal handguns as well as tampering with evidence. It is illegal in New York to have a handgun without a permit. It was said that the tampering of evidence charge was due to my father trying to hide the other two illegal handguns he had. However, that has since been denied and the tampering of evidence charge was dropped with a plea bargain. On January 22, 2014, my father was sentenced to five years probation even though he admitted to having those illegal, unsecured guns in his home for more than a decade.

 

My father has done everything he possibly could to avoid accepting responsibility for his negligence. After he was arrested he said to me, “Out of all the guns I had in the house, Mikey had to use an illegal one.” Not once has he apologized for or acknowledged his negligence. He has also never tried to warn other gun owners to be more responsible with their weapons so their kid doesn’t have access to them. When Sheila was alive he repeatedly said to her, “I just want to let you know that the gun was not readily accessible to Mikey.” If that were true, then Mikey would not have had access to it.

 

My world will never be the same without my little brother and other Mom. Their deaths have destroyed the lives of those that were close to them. Both of their deaths could have been easily prevented if my father had kept his guns locked up, away from the hands of my 13-year-old brother who I truly believe made an impulsive decision that day. The Putnam County Court system failed Mikey and Sheila. This is why Child Access Prevention laws should be in every state. Irresponsible adults need to be held accountable for their negligent actions that lead to the deaths of innocent children.

 

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of gun violence and would like to share your story with Moms Demand Action, please email facesofcourage@momsdemandaction.org.

 

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About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just one year, the organization has more than 130,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country. The group recently joined forces with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter @MomsDemand

 

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