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Gun-control advocates blast NRA statement

December 21, 2012

One activist warns of a tsunami of angry moms

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY
Gun-control advocates reacted with incredulity at the statements by Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, at his Friday press conference. LaPierre called for armed guards in every school in the nation and blamed violent media, video games, films and music videos, not guns, for violence in society.

“It was absolutely outrageous,’ said Shannon Watts, who founded One Million Moms for Gun Control just five days ago. “They are about to see a tsunami of 84 million angry moms coming out at them. Angry moms like they have never seen before. We are going to do for gun control what Mothers Against Drunk Driving did for drunk drivers.”

The Zionsville, Ind. stay-at-home mother of five was so angry and frustrated after the Newtown shootings that she started a Facebook page and website. Her group now has 8,000 members and 50 chapters. “Every day we get a request for 20 new chapters,” she said.

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