The upcoming 13th anniversary of the day trader shooting in Buckhead is also playing into the discussion.
With the anniversary of the "Buckhead Massacre" approaching next week and the recent theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., gun control is once again on the minds of elected officials in Atlanta. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Monday in an interview on 90.1 FM Public Radio that the mass killing in Colorado should force the nation’s leaders to take another look at whether or not stricter gun control laws are needed. Although he is not yet ready to endorse specific measures, Reed said “We definitely need to make sure it's a part of the national conversation again. I don't think that we're doing enough or talking enough about it." In regards to the Buckhead shooting, which itself made national and international headlines, Reed said it factored …
Meredith Forrester's chances of survival were slim but she went on to take an active role within the American Red Cross — leading blood drives like the one this week at the Atlanta History Center.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
The Atlanta History Center will be hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive on July 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. While the blood supply being down 50-percent in the region from this time last year is the main issue driving this story there is another, more personal tale behind the scenes being told — one related to a recovered victim of the "Buckhead Massacre" that occurred back in 1999 and left nine people dead and wounded 20 others. 11alive is reporting that Meredith Forrester, who was shot in the back during the rampage and told she had a 1 in 1,000 chance of surviving, not only feels that she owes her life to the Red Cross but is also now serving as chair of the board of directors of the American Red Cross Southern Blood Services …