Contributors: May 15, 2000

AMY DICKINSON is TIME's family columnist and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio. This week she writes about the many stories behind the Million Mom March against gun violence in Washington. "I have never done a story with so many tears," she says. "These women are part of the most genuine of projects. There's not an ounce of cynicism." Dickinson was moved by the detailed descriptions the women gave when asked to remember the day they lost their loved ones. "Their clarity made me realize that this was the last moment of their previous lives." She felt the impact last...

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