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Riding Shotgun With Charlie

Jun 11, 2019

Riding Shotgun With Charlie
Mary Schuster-Callison
DC Project, TIME cover, & Goats!

I picked Mary Shuster-Callison up on West Randolph in Chicago. I had a parking spot and she was going to take it and we were going to take my rental car. As I'm waiting, I see a woman wave to me and slow down. The car behind her honked and she yelled at the driver. I knew that was going to be fun!

Mary started as an activist after Newtown and the One Million Moms for Gun Control. She started 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control. Now I understand why she was yelling at the other driver! Hehe! She was going along with 1MMACG then she had the unthinkable happened to her sister. She was stabbed, beaten, sexually assaulted. That’s when Mary really doubled down and activism. She got involved with the DC Project as a side person with the likes of Rhonda Ezell (RSWC #037). Mary took her sister’s story to DC to let Congress know that not all gun owners are middle aged, overweight white guys like me.

Mary also shares a bunch of laughs! She’s a very fun and funny woman. We talk about kids and animals as we drive up Lake Shore Drive. We also have a quick session of “Truth Time with Mary” where Charlie shares how he got into playing trombone. Did I say we had lots of laughs?

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