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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America Reacts to Shots Fired at McNair Elementary School in Georgia

August 20, 2013

BG1_0635Our hearts go out to the families, teachers, and administrators terrorized by the threat of gun violence today at McNair Elementary.

We are devastated that, once again, a gunman with an assault weapon chose an elementary school as his target. We are grateful to the police department in DeKalb County for their swift action to protect the students and staff.

For a mother, there is nothing more frightening than the fear that your child is in danger. This happens too often in America, where gun violence claims nearly eight children every day. We offer our support as the community deals with the lingering impact of gun violence, and we demand our members of Congress get back to work immediately on new and stronger gun laws to prevent senseless acts like these from continuing to occur in the future.

Read the press release here

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