Young lobbyists need their nourishment to be effective in making their case for the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 in Annapolis, MD.
When you get out of that rhetoric and you see what is at stake for us and what we’re looking at when we get up in the morning … when I drop my kids off in the morning, I hug them to remember what they feel like. I shouldn’t have to do that. That shouldn’t cross anyone’s minds…and it does now.
— Erin Sharkey Gormley, Moms Demand Action,
Moms Demand Action lobbying effort in Annapolis, Maryland on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A group called Moms Demand Action took to the delegate office building in Annapolis Tuesday.
The bill they are fighting for is the Firearm Safety Act of 2013.
It has some of the strictest gun legislation in the country including stringent background checks, training and licensing provisions, also a ban on assault weapons which after passing the senate last month is stalled in a house committee.
These moms were in Annapolis to get it moving again and try to convince delegates not to water it down.
“We are very, very, very optimistic that this will go through hopefully. If we care about all of our families, it’s important to get it through,” said Mother Erin Sharkey Gormley.
The reaction to the group in Annapolis has been quite positive but the group knows, they can’t convince everyone.
Like Baltimore County Republican Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann.
Aumann’s just one of several offices the moms lobbied hoping to pick up a vote, but the District 42 Delegate believes the bill focuses too much on firearms and pushed other solutions such as separate legislation funding more school resource officers.