Mark Glaze, 51, was once referred as 'the face of the gun control movement' by the WSJ after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012, Mark Glaze (51), was once referred to as “the face of gun control” by the WSJ.

One of the people who helped found modern gun control was a campaigner. He died in prison while being charged with DUI.

Mark Glaze was in Pennsylvania at Lackawanna County Prison when he died. A Sunday New York Times article announced that the death of the 51-year-old.

Glaze was a father of one and is believed to have suffered from severe depression and addiction during the time between his arrest and his death.   

“As we remember Mark our love, it is remiss of us not to talk about his terrible struggle with alcohol, depression and anxiety,” a Facebook message stated. 

Mark sought out help in his last years. Mark completed many treatment programs in the hope that he would find peace and break the cycle of addiction that made him feel alone and so much pain. … We pray that by being open about Mark’s cause of death, something positive may emerge from our devastating loss.’

After his September 9th arrest for running from the scene of an accident that occurred in Dunmore (Pa.), Glaze was taken to Lackawanna County Prison. Court documents show that he was accused of DUI, personal injury or accidents involving fatalities, careless driving and abandoning his vehicle on the road. 

Glaze graduated as a lawyer. In 2011, Glaze joined Mayors Against Guns to work as a consultant.

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Massacre (2012), in which 20 elementary students and six teachers were shot to death at a Connecticut school, his advocacy intensified. Gun safety advocate and gay man, he was inspired to fight for same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court. 

As the executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety (pictured), he took on the National Rifle Association and helped make gun violence a winning issue

The executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety, he was a fierce opponent to the National Rifle Association. He helped to make gun violence an issue that is winning.

Glaze created blueprints for the reforms of former President Barack Obama, which included banning assault weapons and expanding background checks. The bill was eventually killed under pressure from Republican and Democrat senators, who feared that they would upset the National Rifle Association.  

It was his efforts that led to protests and boycotts against the NRA. These actions were credited with driving the NRA into perpetual chaos.  

Glaze has a distinguished public service career that includes serving as an advisor for the Commission on Federal Election Reform headed by Jimmy Carter (previous President) and James Baker (previous Secretary). 

His other work experience includes consulting for Raben Group (a D.C.-based firm of public affairs that tackled some the most important social issues in the US including gun control). 

Glaze was a trusted partner to some of America’s top foundations, nonprofits, and corporations. 

Glaze was previously the executive director at Everytown for Gun Safety before he started his consulting business in June 2014. This group, which is the biggest gun violence prevention organization in the county, was chaired in part by Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor.

Glaze (center) opened his own consulting practice after years of advocating for gun-control. He was took other issues to heart, including campaign finance reform, government ethic and LGBTQ rights

After years of advocating gun control, Glaze opened his own consultancy. After many years of advocating gun control, Glaze took on other concerns, such as campaign finance reform and government ethics.

He also advocated for campaign finance reform, ethics, and LGBTQ issues. In 2010, he was employed by Human Rights Campaign to press the Senate to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ legislation. 

Wall Street Journal claims that Mark, who was killed in the Newtown massacre, became the “face of gun control.” 

Glaze wrote in 2014 that America was at “a tipping points” after school shootings, such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack in Newtown Connecticut. In which twenty children were killed and six school officials also died, 

Glaze said to Washington Blade, “Mass shootings are occurring more quickly and they’re becoming increasingly deadly.” “The Newtown massacre was second in U.S. history, after Virginia Tech’s 2007 shooting.

“And, you’ll notice, my son was among the children who were killed and shot, right before Christmas. This combination has made the president and the public ready to say “Enough is enough!” 

Glaze, who was gay, is survived by his 14-year-old son, Archer; aunts, uncles, cousins and a wide circle of friends in D.C. and beyond

Glaze was gay and is survived by Archer, his son at 14 years old; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mark Glaze, a gun safety advocate, was widely considered a founding figure in the modern gun-control movement. His long career in public service included working for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization that was founded by Michael Bloomberg as a coalition of 15 mayors

Mark Glaze was a gun safety advocate and a founder of the current gun-control movement. He served a long time in public service, including his work for Mayors Against Illegal Guns (an organization founded by Michael Bloomberg from 15 mayors).

Glaze’s dad, Mark Charles Glaze (N.R.A.), was also a part of it. He owned and operated a Colorado gun shop, while his mother Nancy Green was a homemaker. 

‘If you had said to me as a child growing up in Colorado shooting guns at weekends with a father who was an N.R.A., I wouldn’t have believed it. Glaze made a video for Colorado College to show that he was a N.R.A. member as well as a gun dealer. He went on to law school at George Washington University Law School. 

Robert Raben, the head of Raben Group, was a big fan of Glaze in 2014. 

Raben stated, “We are unbelieveably proud of Mark’s leadership. He has immense responsibility and meets that well with vision and delivery. His professionalism and the way that the country has come to appreciate our talents is evident in his openly homosexual leadership.   

Glaze, a gay activist for LGBT rights who also served as a spokesperson, was survived by Archer, his son of 14 years; and aunts, uncles and cousins.