Gun Control Poster Boy KILLS Himself Without A Gun

A U.S gun control poster boy who was once referred to as "the face of the gun control movement" by the WSJ has killed himself in jail while being held on a DUI charge.

Mark Glaze died last month while being held at Lackawanna County Prison in Pennsylvania, with the 51-year-old’s death announced in a New York Times story issued Sunday.

Glaze, a father-of-one, has been enduring addiction and severe depression in the days leading up to his arrest and death.

'As we celebrate the life of our beloved Mark, we would be remiss not to mention his harrowing struggle with alcohol, depression, and anxiety,' a Facebook statement said.


"In the last years of his life, Mark actively sought help. He completed several treatment programs, with the hope of finding peace and breaking free of the addictive cycle that caused him to feel so desperately alone and in pain. … We pray that by being open about Mark's cause of death, something positive may emerge from our devastating loss."

Glaze was being held at Lackawanna County Prison after his capture on September 9th for leaving the scene of a car accident in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Police charged him with DUI, accidents involving deaths or personal injury, overlooking a vehicle on the highway, and careless driving.

Glaze grew up in Colorado with his father, a hunter, who was a member of the National Rifle Association. He became a lawyer and joined campaign group Mayors Against Guns in 2011 as a consultant, working alongside luminaries including Michael Bloomberg.

His campaigning arose in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Massacre, which saw 20 kids and six adults shot dead at a Connecticut elementary school. The gun safety supporter was gay and drew influence for the battle to overthrow the Supreme Court's ban on same-sex marriage during his gun safety efforts.

Glaze provided plans for then-President Barack Obama's suggested reforms, which sought to halt assault weapons and expand background checks. But the bill was slowly dismissed by pressure from Democrat and Republican Senators who were concerned about upsetting the National Rifle Association.

He was credited for inciting protests and boycotts of the NRA, which have been credited for plunging the organization into ongoing chaos.

Stressing a long public service career, Glaze served as an Advisor to the Commission on Federal Election Reform led by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker.

Glaze's clients included some of America's best-known nonprofits, foundations, and corporations.

Before starting his consulting practice in June 2014, Glaze served as Executive Director of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention group in the county chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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