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Moms Demand Action Thank Jay Leno for Canceling SHOT Show Event

November 19, 2014

Moms Launch #MomsThankJay to Show Support for Common Sense Decision

In response to news that Jay Leno has cancelled his hosting appearance at the SHOT Show, the State Industry Dinner for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in Las Vegas, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement:


“Moms applaud Jay Leno’s decision to cancel his National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) event appearance after hearing directly from Moms and other gun violence prevention supporters on social media. The NSSF opposes common-sense gun safety measures like background checks on all gun sales. This announcement comes just hours after moms launched the social media campaign #JokesOnLeno and reflects the power of holding public figures accountable. Jay Leno now stands with the majority of Americans who support common sense gun laws. Moms across the country are thanking Jay for making the right decision.”

About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million members and more than 40,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

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