The Sandy Hook School mass shooting rocked the nation. It forced us to take a hard look at the gun violence that kills 96 Americans, and injures hundreds more, every single day. It was out of that grief and outrage that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America began and grew rapidly to match the NRA in passion and power. Together with Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action has closed the intensity gap and proven that in red, blue and purple states, gun safety is a winning issue.
Five years later, support for gun violence prevention measures is at an all-time high—an overwhelming 95 percent of Americans support a background check on every gun sale. That momentum has translated into new state gun safety laws, NRA defeats, the election of gun sense champions and countless cultural and corporate leaders rising to stand with the vast majority of Americans who know we must do more to end gun violence. But we’re not done yet.
We’ve gained unstoppable momentum to become the strongest opposition that the gun lobby has ever seen. We’re in every state, every community, and every town and you can Expect Us on the front lines of every fight – whether political, electoral, or cultural – to make our country safer from gun violence.
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From moment to movement: a glimpse at how we gained MOMentum
In the last five years, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has become a driving force in the gun violence prevention movement, leading political, cultural and electoral progress and closing the intensity gap with the gun lobby to make gun safety a winning issue. The resulting victories are owed to the dedicated and tireless work of our grassroots army of volunteers in the face of tremendous opposition.
Below are a few notable highlights from the last five years. See our full list of victories here.