The Raleigh, NC News & Observer has a track record of being on the “wrong side of history.” The newspaper’s recent attempt to drum up support for a Moms Demand Action citizen control rally commemorating the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting is  another sad case in point.

A Durham woman was part of a national news conference on Thursday by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a pro-gun control group that sprang up the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut nearly on Dec. 14, 2012.

Kaaren Haldeman of Durham is one of the state chapter leaders of what has become a nationwide movement claiming more than 120,000 members. She seemed a little out of place joining representatives from Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland who reported significant success enacting gun reforms in their states this year.

Haldeman acknowledged it was “an uphill battle” with “a grim outlook” in North Carolina, where the governor and legislature loosened restrictions on places people with concealed-carry permits can bring their guns, including into bars, restaurants and parks.

How pathetic is Haldeman’s group?

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Durham has a population of 239,358. A week out from their protest, she has just ten souls committed to her citizen control rally.

Does the News & Observer typically give support to fringe organizations that don’t have the drawing power of a neighborhood HOA meeting?