By John F. Gray
The National Rifle Association has been organizing themselves since 1871. We are playing catch-up, and we are using social media, specifically FundRazr, to rapidly do that as well as to secure the dollars we need to successfully move forward.
— Landis Carey, National Social Media Director,
One Million Moms for Gun Control
Writer, Former Startup Guy
Hunting and fishing was part of our family fabric and having guns around our home was commonplace. I’ve not handled or discharged a firearm in easily 30 years. I also fundamentally don’t object to the notion of responsible gun ownership. Sadly, it’s easy suggesting there are simply too many guns in the hands of the irresponsible.
Defining and contextualizing the word responsible is where this conversation falls apart. What makes for a really interesting conversation is one about underdogs. A meaningful conversation happens when you bring together a bunch of really pissed off moms, mix in a significant helping of social media and start building a community that has the determination and commitment to enacting common sense gun control laws in America.
On Dec. 14, 2012, One Million Moms for Gun Control was created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and helping them raise crucial funds is a Vancouver innovation.
We understand the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms — just not ALL arms. Let’s make our country a better, less violent place for them.
— Shannon Watts, Founder, One Million Moms for Gun Control
Read the entire story at huffingtonpost.com