Education Secretary addresses gun control rally in DC

Some of the speakers at the rally for gun control in Washington said they were Second Amendment lovers and wouldn't dream of taking away anyone's guns. Education Secretary Arne Duncan: "I'm here less as an education secretary, and more as a dad," Duncan said. Duncan said he was at the event as a "respecter of the Second Amendment, a lover of the Second Amendment." But other speakers weren't as conciliatory. "Today we join the majority of Americans who want to move this country off the outskirts of civilization into the civilized world of nations who protect their children," said Norton, a Democrat. "Who protect them from assault weapons and armored-piecing bullets, who limit magazines, who perform background checks if you want to purchase a gun." Thousands of attendees silently marched from the reflecting pool to the Washington Monument, drawing whoops of support from passers-by. Members of the D.C. Council and families of victims of the Newtown, Conn., elementary...(Read Full Post)