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March 16, 2013

Moms, Now 80 Chapters and 80,000 Members, Make the Case for Gun Control

Members of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America protest outside the Indiana State House on March 9. (Photo: Michelle Pemberton, The Indianapolis Star) Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded in December, now has 80 chapters…
March 15, 2013

Hoosier moms lobby for gun control legislation on Capitol Hill

By Tanya Spencer, INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana woman who founded a gun control movement was in Washington with other Hoosier women on Wednesday to rally for gun control legislation. Shannon Watts.Zionsville mom…
March 14, 2013

OFFICIAL STATEMENT — Senate Judiciary Committee passes Assault Weapons Ban

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America “On behalf of all American mothers, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applauds the passage of the Assault Weapons Ban in the Senate Judiciary Committee today, the 3-month anniversary of…
March 13, 2013

Moms Take The Hill: Mountain View Mom Pushes for Tougher Gun Control Laws

Several members of the Bay Area contingent of Moms Demand Action flew together to D.C. from SFO. Here are Amanda Mortimer of Ross, Sarit Schube of Palo Alto, Sara Smirin of Los Altos, Christine Tachner of Mountain View, Hilary Weisfeld…
March 12, 2013

Clinton Hill Dad to Discuss Gun Control in D.C. Wednesday

In a country where eight children are shot and killed every day, it is imperative that Congressional representatives hear directly and frequently from American mothers. — Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
March 12, 2013

Local Philadelphia mothers rally for gun control laws

A group of 30 area mothers will travel to Washington, DC., on Wednesday to lobby for “common-sense gun laws” as part of an event organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. About 200 mothers from over…
March 12, 2013

Michigan women lobbying Congress on gun legislation

By STEVE CARMODY, Several Michigan women are on their way to Washington D.C. to lobby members of Congress for stricter national gun laws. They’ll be part of a major lobbying effort on Wednesday, March…
March 12, 2013

Montclair, New Jersey Moms ‘Take the Hill Day’ in Washington, D.C. on March 13

By Donna Henschel, Over 200 moms from more than 30 states will travel to Washington, DC, on Wed., March 13, 2013 to participate in ”Moms Take the Hill”, a grassroots event organized by Moms…
March 12, 2013

Moms Take the Hill Day™

We are from diverse backgrounds and professions, and from different parts of the country … we are busy with children, families and work, but urgency of this issue has prompted us to travel at our own expense to the Capitol…
March 11, 2013

Bay Area moms take gun control message to Washington

(watch video content) From KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA Nearly a dozen Bay Area moms will take their gun control message to Washington D.C. next Wednesday. The group “Moms Take the Hill”…
March 10, 2013

Indiana Statehouse site of dueling protests over gun rights

(Mobile: click for video link) By Michael Boren, 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, “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, 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)…

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.