Standing Strong

UPDATED 05/29/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/29/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT

Standing among the hundreds of thousands who came to the nation's capital on May 14 for the Million Mom March, Marilyn Williams Crosland, 45, carried a photograph of her daughter Brooke, who was 18 when she was shot to death on a Washington, D.C., playground in 1998. "It could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere," said Crosland. Those around her clearly agreed. Noting that more than 30,000 Americans die each year from gun violence, emcee Rosie O'Donnell, actresses Susan Saran-don, Lynda Carter and Reese Witherspoon, singer Emmylou Harris and a host of other well-known women joined in calling for such gun controls as mandatory trigger locks and national licensing. "There have been enough lives lost," said Sarandon, who brought daughter Eva, 15. "If we can regulate driving a car, we can regulate owning guns."

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