Empty shoes, empty schools: U.S. gun law activists begin two days of theater

Empty shoes, empty schools: U.S. gun law activists begin two days of theaterBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Mauser came to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday dressed in gray Vans sneakers, the same ones his 15-year-old son Daniel wore when he was killed by two gunmen at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999 along with a dozen other people. Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists and volunteers who braved a frigid March morning to lay out about 7,000 pairs of shoes on the U.S. Capitol lawn as a makeshift memorial to American children killed by gun violence. "There's nobody in those shoes, it's like the emptiness in our hearts from gun violence," said Mauser, 66, of Littleton, Colorado.




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