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March 10, 2013

Indiana Statehouse site of dueling protests over gun rights

(Mobile: click for video link) By Michael Boren, indystar.com A group fighting for gun control and another fighting for gun rights protested on two sides of the Indiana Statehouse Saturday morning.
March 10, 2013

After Losing Stepson in Gun Death, Illinois Business Owner Donates to Gun Safety Group

Genetta Jackson, owner of King’s Kloset in Oak Park, will donate 30 percent of proceeds from this Sunday to the gun safety advocacy group Moms Demand Action.
March 10, 2013

Gun control moms shed their fear, find their political voice

The gun control advocates’ passion and willingness to personally step up and make a difference puts them in the same camp as historic social movements, like the fight for civil rights. — Todd Gitlin, journalism and sociology professor.
March 9, 2013

Mid-Michigan moms urge U.S. Rep Tim Walberg to support gun safety background checks for all buyers

This poll confirms that most of our neighbors want laws changed to require a background check for all gun sales. Local families will feel safer if Congress passes universal background checks — Dr. Linda Brundage, Mid-Michigan Chapter,…
March 9, 2013

Video: Lafayette, Indiana moms square off over gun control Statehouse rally today; advocates forming local group

Written by Jessica Contrera, jconline.com “It broke me.” “It was the tipping point.” “It ripped me to the core.” These are all statements made by Greater Lafayette moms about their reactions to the Sandy…
March 9, 2013

Guns! Guns! Guns! Thousands Sign Petition to Stop Pro-Gun Publicity Stunt Bills: “Get Serious Or Go Home”

Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action delivering firearm petition: Resa Dudley, Wanda Thompson, Taunia Adams, Rylee Hirschvogel, Rep. Stacey Newman and Charmaine Owens. By Sam Levin, riverfronttimes.com Republican Representative Mike Leara wants to…
March 7, 2013

Parents need to stand up to NRA

Concerned citizens just need to stand up and show our politicians what it looks like to not cower to the NRA bully. — Carin Gordon, Walla Walla, WA Letter To The Editor Union-Bulletin…
March 7, 2013

NY Mom Makes Her Voice Heard On Gun Safety And Challenges You To Do The Same

(watch video content) by Off The Sidelines | March 07, 2013 The sheer horror of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings last year served as a real wake up call for so…
March 6, 2013

Remembering Sandy Hook on the way to Congress

Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, shares a voicemail message of Jesse wishing him a Happy Birthday. (watch video content) Gun-control advocates coming through Baltimore on bikes Monday By Dan Rodricks…
March 6, 2013

New Money Will Be Used to ‘Punish’ Pro-Gun Lawmakers in 2014

Shannon Watts, front row, at right, and other Moms Demanding Action, meet with Sen. Feinstein on Valentine’s Day 2013. Flush with new cash, PACs and activist groups set sights on 2014 candidates…
March 6, 2013

Let’s Make Guns as Cool as Smoking Cigarettes

“Patch In” columnist Heather Borden Herve draws parallels between the public awareness campaign about dangers of smoking and the concurrent push for tougher gun legislation — and suggests what you can do to help. Story and…
March 6, 2013

Rally urges Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake to back gun checks

Photo by Benjie Sanders/Arizona Daily Star TUCSON VICTIMS, GROUPS GATHER AT HIS TUCSON OFFICE by Veronica M. Cruz, Arizona Daily Star Survivors of the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting and members of anti-gun violence organizations gathered Tuesday…
March 5, 2013

Is Drunk Driving the Key to Ending Gun Violence?

It’s difficult to imagine a time when driving drunk carried no social stigma; in the future, we could say the same about purchases without background checks, unlocked guns around children and guns in the hands of the mentally ill.
March 5, 2013

Local Moms Help Lead National Gun Control Movement

On Dec. 13, gun control wasn’t really an issue for me. On Dec. 14, everything really changed. — Dara Sicherman, Moms Demand Action Dara Sicherman stands near her Clinton Hill home. (Photo by Natalia V. Osipova)…
March 5, 2013

Kristen Jordan Shamus: Safer America is one with smarter gun laws

In Michigan, the number of people who died from bullets exceeded the number who died in traffic crashes in 2009, according to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. — Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free…
March 5, 2013

We demand common-sense gun regulations, by Melissa Brooks

Maybe we can start by agreeing that a two-minute background check that won’t hurt anyone and might even save someone is a good and sensible regulation.This is widely supported by gun owners, National Rifle Association members and even the NRA…
March 4, 2013

Gun Control’s Long Game

New York may appear to be divided over its new gun laws, but the short-term battles are mere flesh wounds in a long war to change the culture around violence. By…
March 4, 2013

Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman Says Some New Gun Laws Will Save Lives

As a mother and grandmother, I’m adding my voice to the new “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense”, a non-profit founded the day after the Sandy Hook shooting by Shannon Watts, an Indiana mother of five (coincidentally, a University of…
March 2, 2013

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Rallies at South Carolina Statehouse

I knew that gun violence plagues our nation every day, but it didn’t really hit home until after Sandy Hook. — Erin Dando, South Carolina Chapter, Moms Demand Action By Shawn…
February 28, 2013

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (and Texas, too)

… surveys have shown that most Texans support universal background checks for all gun sales, and that most Texans even support reinstating the assault weapons ban. Nationally, 88% of gun owners and 86% of NRA members support background checks.
February 28, 2013

Three Organizations Calling for Stronger National Gun Laws

MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA TEAM UP WITH NEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE AND THE MILLION MOM MARCH TO RELEASE NEW VIDEO DEMONSTRATING BROAD SUPPORT FOR NY SAFE ACT Three Organizations Calling for Stronger National…
February 27, 2013

South Carolina Moms Joins National Group to Support Stricter Gun Laws

BY Greg Funderburg, Fox Carolina Shootings like the one in Connecticut last December have parents concerned. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary even prompted an Indiana mom to start a group to stop the violence. She’s…
February 26, 2013

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS — One more mom in the fight for gun control

by Alex Sakariassen When it comes to fighting for stricter gun control laws in the United States, Nancy de Pastino offers some interesting statistics. The National Rifle Association often boasts it has more than…
February 25, 2013

Gun control advocates rally at Virginia Capitol

We’re not trying to stop people from owning guns; we’re trying to stop people from getting access to guns who shouldn’t have them,” Andy Goddard said. “We already have a list of people who aren’t eligible to own weapons, and…

Did you know

Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims and are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.