What Columbine Inspired Ten Years Later

April 21 2009, 9:01 AM

hudak-evieOprah Winfrey pulled her scheduled show on the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre because "it focused too much on the killers," according to her Facebook page. But the media kept up its coverage of events commemorating the tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of 12 students and a teacher. Roughly 1,000 people gathered for a memorial at Clement Park by the school, including survivors, relatives, and current students, according to The Associated Press. Colorado legislators honored the victims by passing a resolution entitled "Columbine High School Triumph over Tragedy" to highlight the school's inspiring response to the tragedy, writes The Denver Post. Meanwhile, gun-control advocates rallied outside the Capitol, while inside state Senator Evie Hudak, a Westminster Democrat, asked gun owners to sacrifice their weapons for the protection of society, reports the Gazette, angering Republicans like Senator Keith King of Colorado Springs. As for the Columbine killers, a New York Times blog asks, again, "Where were their parents?"