Frustrated after the Senate bill to expand gun background checks failed earlier this month, Heather Whaley has taken matters into her own hands. A member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, she is practicing what the group preaches, calling Senators who voted against the measure one by one. However, as the clip above shows, when she reached one particular Senator’s office, she took a unique approach to the conversation.On April 17, Whaley reacted to the Senate’s vote by writing on her personal blog: “Today we saw a disgraceful display of cowardice by our US Senators. This is a big blow to our freedom, to our public welfare, and to America.”
Posting a list of phone numbers of the 45 senators who voted against the background checks expansion, Whaley, who lives in Connecticut with her family, not far from Newtown, continued:
“Give them a call, and tell them we will not give up, we demand change, we will not forget this vote and their days in the Senate are numbered. You will enjoy this.”
Leading by example, Whaley posted this powerful YouTube video two days later. In it, Whaley is calling the office of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), using a fake accent and pretending to support the Senator’s decision.
“Notice how the woman on the phone admits Senator Corker seems to want mentally ill people to buy guns. And that she does not agree with him,” Whaley wrote on her blog on April 19. (Watch the full phone conversation in the video above.)