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February 24, 2013

President Obama’s Campaign Arm Making Gun Control Push

“One child every three hours. Enough.” BY: CHRISTINA BELLANTONI, pbs.org Even as a government spending crisis nears, President Obama and Vice President Biden have been working steadily on gun control measures, both in public and…
February 24, 2013

Moms Demand Action Rally at Virginia State Capitol to reduce gun violence

Many of us own guns for personal protection. We’re just saying we need some common sense restrictions in place to make sure that only people who are qualified to own guns have them. — Rebecca Caffrey, Richmond Chapter…
February 23, 2013

Gun-control advocates rally for new laws in Columbus, Ohio

Photos Courtesy of Jennifer Schaaf Osbeck, http://jojophotoandfilm.com/ They’re all our children (victims of gun violence) … too many times, people forget about these shootings or they become number…
February 22, 2013

Moms Demand Action Calls on Sen. Blunt to tighten gun laws in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Some concerned St. Louis families gathered Friday, asking lawmakers to help curb gun violence. The families called on Sen. Roy Blunt to support background checks on all gun sales. Currently, only federal laws require that registered…
February 22, 2013

In gun-loving North Dakota, one activist pushes for gun control

We’re just moms interested in reasonable controls that people can live with. Like limiting the number of bullets in magazines? Or universal background checks? That kind of thing —  — Susan Beehler, North Dakota Chapter, Moms Demand…
February 21, 2013

Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis

By Heidi Román and Michelle Sandberg Pediatricians and members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America America is facing a public health crisis.
February 21, 2013

Shannon Watts On MSNBC: Mom’s Drop ‘Gun Control’ From Title, But Mission Remains

If we come together with one cause, which is common-sense gun laws in this country, we can be victorious in our efforts to make our children and our families safer. that’s our main goal. it isn’t about anything but bringing…
February 20, 2013

One Million Moms for Gun Control gets a (name) makeover

We in Connecticut are lucky in that our senators and Congress people are on the same page with the majority of Americans when it comes to the low-hanging fruit, such as universal background checks. — Kara Nelson Baekey,…
February 20, 2013

MONTANANS ARGUE GUN RIGHTS VS. GUN CONTROL

We’re fifth in the nation in child and teen gun deaths and that’s a top ten list we don’t want to be on. — Nancy de Pastino, Missoula, Montana Chapter By Emily Foster,…
February 20, 2013

Washington Post: Group is fighting for gun-control — but dropping use of the term

Getting weapons of war off our streets is an uphill battle, but the only way we’re going to get this done is if members of Congress hear directly from parents, teachers, law enforcement and doctors – the citizens who understand…
February 18, 2013

Obama needs a ‘Plan B’ on guns

By David Frum, CNN Contributor Editor’s note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of eight books, including a new novel, “Patriots,” and a…
February 17, 2013

Firearms manufacturer ends sales to New York in wake of new gun law

From foxnews.com In response to the passage of New York’s sweeping new gun law, a Washington state-based firearms manufacturer has decided to stop selling their products in the Empire State. Olympic Arms, a manufacturer…
February 17, 2013

Group rallies In Corvallis, Oregon for measures to stem gun violence

One of the steps we can do is work together to stop criminals and the mentally unstable from getting guns while protecting the rights of other citizens to freely own them. — Betty Griffiths, Former Corvallis City…
February 16, 2013

America’s Broken Hearts

As a sixth grader Hadiya had appeared in an anti-gang video to encourage other young people to avoid gang violence, saying, “It’s your job as students to say ‘no’ to gangs and ‘yes’ to a great future.” She could have…
February 15, 2013

Obama addresses gun violence in Chicago; Invokes 1MM4GC Partner Cleopatra Pendleton’s story

Every member has a strong voice and are flaming the fuel to bring about stronger gun laws. There are so many inconsistencies in the laws across the country. We don’t believe strict gun laws are the only answer but they…
February 14, 2013

Pain Is ‘Indescribable’ For Gun Victim Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother

Hadiya’s been murdered. She’s been buried now. But the pain — this pain — is indescribable. … I would never, never want anyone to feel this pain. It’s irrecoverable. — Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, mother of Hadiya Pendleton…
February 14, 2013

Fairfield County, Eastern And Central Connecticut Moms Rally In Hartford To Demand Gun Control Action

The message is pretty clear … we need to get people organized when it comes to contacting their lawmakers. We need to be the flea that’s biting the big dog. — Kara Nelson Baekey, a Norwalk…
February 14, 2013

Illinois Sen. Kirk seeks to name gun bill after Hadiya Pendleton

Cleopatra Cowley, Hadiya Pendleton’s mother, spoke in Washington, D.C. today at a One Million Moms for Gun Control press conference. Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk wants to name a gun control bill after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teen shot and…
February 13, 2013

Pro-gun groups, opponents rally in N.Y. As Polls Show Overwhelming Support For New NY Laws

The polls show that I am one of the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers who believe that keeping our state safe from gun violence means looking to the laws to help us do so. — Kim Russell,…
February 13, 2013

Foes, fans of NY gun control law rally at Capitol

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — About 500 opponents of New York’s new gun control law huddled against a bitter wind outside the state Capitol on Tuesday to chant for freedom and their…
February 12, 2013

Gun control advocates urge Iowa Republicans to consider Obama’s proposals

by Jason Noble, DesMoinesRegister.com A coalition of community advocates and activists challenged Iowa’s Republican members of Congress to support gun control efforts during a press…
February 12, 2013

Stop the assault on our children

Today, One Million Moms for Gun Control’s New York chapters will go to Albany to support our governor and the legislators who are working to keep our communities safe. New York’s leadership provides a model for every state and the…
February 11, 2013

Gun Control Advocates Protest At Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman’s Office

There was a call for change in gun laws from Aurora to Washington on Monday. A group of gun control advocates protested at the district office of Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. They want Coffman to support universal…
February 11, 2013

Seattle: “Sustained Moral Outrage” — Hundreds march on Capitol Hill against gun violence

The procession between cathedrals featured songs — “We Shall Overcome,” “Amazing Grace” — heard a half-century ago as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led clergy and laity in marches against racial violence in the deep South.

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.