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Hart to Heart: Gun violence is a parenting issue

January 20, 2013

MADD changed the conversation from the rights of drivers to have a good time on Saturday night to the rights of those they would maim and kill. And that is the only way this next parenting fight can be won. We must hold up photos of children lost to violence, we must say their names and keep it personal. We must make it as unforgivable to irresponsibly handle a gun as it is to drink behind the wheel.

— Lisa Belkin, The Huffington Post

©2013 By Anne Hart

Moms get things done.

Which is why it’s going to be up to moms to help solve the gun violence epidemic and keep our kids safe.

Anne Hart

Anne Hart

Look how moms impacted drunken driving with the success of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Any fight becomes a whole lot different when lead by parents who want to do everything we can to protect our kids.

We can do the same with gun violence as MADD did with drunken driving.

Because there is a gun violence epidemic among our kids.

Another mom who aims to get things done when it comes to ending gun violence in our schools is Shannon Watts of Indiana, who founded One Million Moms for Gun Control, a nonprofit that supports common-sense gun laws, but not taking guns away from law-abiding gun-owners.

Watts started the nonprofit in the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting. Check out her Facebook page here:

Every day, eight children are killed by guns.

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