Video: Westborough Mom Recounts Gun Violence To Boston Crowd

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Westborough's Ilyse Levine-Kanji spoke to a crowd in front of Boston's state house Saturday morning. Photo Credit: Shamez Kanji
US Representative Ed Markey and Mass. Representative David Linski spoke to the crowd in front of Boston's state house.
US Representative Ed Markey and Mass. Representative David Linski spoke to the crowd in front of Boston's state house. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — As the debate continues to rage across the country, Westborough mom Ilyse Levine-Kanji shared her story of why she stands firmly for common sense gun reform last Saturday to a crowd in front of Boston's State House. 

As can be seen in the above video, Levine-Kanji spoke about her losses to gun violence, including her murdered  grandfather, a boss and client, in two separate incidents.

The rally was held in conjunction with the About One Million Moms For Gun Control movement that also held a march in Washington, D.C. The movement sprang up after last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

Levine-Kanji , who serves as chair for the Westborough School Commitee, said she was reticent and nervous to share her story with the crowd but was encouraged by the support of "like-minded people," including legislators. She also noted the "positive energy" of the crowd, which she estimated to be about 300. 

State Rep. David Linski, a Democrat from Natick, also spoke about the gun control legislation he recently proposed. U.S. Rep Ed Markey, D-5th District, also attended the rally. 

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Oh Come On! How many times are you going to run this old story?