Plans sprout for a One Million Child March over guns

"Who could say no to one million kids?'" ask organizers hoping to plan a mass gun control rally

Published December 17, 2012 3:54PM (EST)

D.C. Mall (Wikimedia)
D.C. Mall (Wikimedia)

Within mere days Newtown massacre, groups are already organizing to exert pressure on politicians in Washington over gun control. An effort has begun building momentum across social media to plan a "One Million Child March" to bring a million children (presumably chaperoned) to converge on D.C.'s national mall and rally for greater control.

" Who could say no to a million kids? Not even Congress," suggested the One Million Child March Facebook group, which has already garnered nearly 3,000 "likes" within hours of its founding.

A highly tentative date for the event has been set for Feb. 17.

By Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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