Dedicated to the memory of the children and staff of Sandy Hook
School that lost their lives in the Newtown Massacre
Bob is an outspoken supporter of sensible gun laws to protect our children. The video is dedicated to the memory of the children and educators who lost their lives in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. Marcy is quick to point out that “we have killed more people, especially children, in the streets, businesses, and homes in America since the inception of our country than in all the wars put together, including the civil war.” “When is enough, enough?”
Blowin’ in the Wind was arranged by Bob Marcy and features three generations of singers:
Bob Marcy, Adrienne, and Arena Marciante
The following article was expanded from the original piece published in the Chicago Tribune (March 2017). Since
the publication of this article there have been several mass shootings along with approximately 90-100 people per day - victims of gun violence.
An Issue of Safety
The Real Danger
Since 1968 to the present time, the number of gun related deaths in America total over 1.4 million.
That is equivalent to the entire population of Hawaii. We have lost a population equivalent to an entire
State in less than 50 years.
A recent massacre occurred on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. An
AR-15 Rifle military-style semi-automatic weapon was used. The same style weapon used in the
massacre in Las Vegas and at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The AR-15 was classified as an
‘assault-style’ weapon in the United States and outlawed under the assault weapons ban. However, the
ban was allowed to lapse in 2004. Why?
Mental health issues and protecting rights under the Second Amendment are valid concerns. However, guns are central to addressing this crisis. A crisis that no other advanced country faces.
Instead of building a wall to protect America the administration should focus upon the real danger and
that danger is within. If the President wants to keep Americans safe, he could begin by looking within
The President’s speech at the NRA Annual Convention* on April 28, 2017 proclaimed that “the
eight-year assault on your second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.” His comments
demonstrate gross indifference and a total inability to grasp the magnitude of the real danger.
Americans concerned about gun safety are encouraged to view a dedication to the children and staff of
Sandy Hook who died in a school massacre. Go to www.bobmarcy.com and click on Dedication. It’s
impossible to see the faces of these children without a sense of outrage. Become active in support of gun safety legislation. There are many active support groups who promote gun safety legislation.
The Senate Republicans, and President, are co-conspirators with the NRA to maintain the status quo by
preventing any meaningful legislation that would keep the public safe.
We have long past the time when Gun Safety Legislation is a debatable issue. I can think of 1,400,000
people who would agree with me however they are no longer with us.
Dr. Bob Marciante