gun safety

The Middlebury Mamas want to thank everyone in the community — friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers both near and far — who helped support us in our 200-mile “Reach the Beach” Ultra Ragnar Relay race last weekend. We also want to extend our gratitude to John Flowers and the editors of the Addison Independent for featuring our story in the Sept. 5 issue. We are so proud to report that your generosity not only motivated us to reach the beach nearly two hours faster than the last time we raced this course, but helped us surpass our original fundraising goal of $3,000 to raise a total of $5,...

THE “MIDDLEBURY MAMAS,” a group of six area women, will each run around 30 miles in an upcoming two-day relay race in New Hampshire. They are running in support of new gun safety laws, and are asking people to contribute to the cause through a gofundme campaign. Picture, left to right, are Elaine Orozco Hammond, Ana Benvenuto, Jennifer Bleich, Kerri Duquette-Hoffman, Natasha Causton and Mary Heather Noble.
MIDDLEBURY — Elaine Orozco Hammond is a longtime runner whose repertoire ranges from neighborhood jaunts to grueling marathons. She enjoys the freedom and health benefits that come from her favorite pastime, and wanted to share her experiences with others. So around three years ago, Hammond reached out to a half-dozen of her friends, all of them kind souls who — like her — had children in Middlebury public schools. Hundreds of miles of collaborative running later, the “Middlebury Mamas” are lacing up for their latest challenge: The Reebok Ragnar “Reach the Beach,” a more than 200-mile relay...
A gun is a piece of artillery with high muzzle velocity and trajectory bullet. A gun is used to hunt and shoot the living, dead. Guns kill. Where do these mass shootings originate? In the mind. There is a chain reaction to every action. Pulling the trigger on a weapon is the final moment of an event. Weapons at this time in history seem to be an experiment on the loss of American humanity. Or a simple case of wealth, politics and the NRA power. Where does the guilt lay in the slaughter of American citizens? Everywhere. Everyone. Leaders, voters, gun sellers, gun buyers. Guns kill. The chain...

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