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April 20, 2014

Moms Standing up to NRA’s Resistance to Sensible Gun Laws

By Shannon Watts, via The Indianapolis Star Next weekend, in Indianapolis, members of the National Rifle Association will gather for the organization’s annual convention. They’ll hear from NRA officials flown in from Washington and politicians…
April 19, 2014

Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts Talks to Melissa Harris-Perry About the Growing Movement for Gun Sense

Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts joins MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about becoming politically mobilized on gun reform. [youtube id=”KxYjoHnk_rk” align=”center”]…
April 19, 2014

10 Questions: The Gun Debate with Shannon Watts

By David Gregory, NBC NEWS 1) What motivated you to get involved in the gun debate, especially in starting Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America? The day after 26 Americans were slaughtered in…
April 18, 2014

NRA, Watch Out: Meet Bloomberg’s Supermom Secret Weapon

Via The Good Fight Listen here: http://www.momsdemandaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/19-nra-watch-out-meet-bloomberg-s-supermom-secret-weapon.mp3 For two long decades, gun safety reform was a nonstarter. And then came the Newtown massacre. Outrage swept the country. Politicians vowed to act.
April 17, 2014

We Will Fight the NRA With Common Sense

By Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts, via CNN A year ago on Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have helped fix our nation’s gun laws by requiring background checks on…
April 16, 2014

MUST WATCH: Shannon Watts and Michael Bloomberg introduce Everytown for Gun Safety on the Today Show

Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts discuss the state of the gun violence prevention movement and introduce Everytown for Gun Safety on the Today Show.
April 2, 2014

Statement on Shooting at Ft. Hood From Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statements in response to the shooting at Ft. Hood today in which four people were killed (including the shooter by his own hand)…
February 24, 2014

Moms Demand Action and Facebook in Talks to Stop the Facilitation of Gun Sales to Minors and Dangerous People Online

Moms Reveal Gun Sold Via Facebook to 15-Year-Old Who Took Gun to School, Another Example of Easy Access to Guns on Its Platforms Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America issued a statement today on the latest developments…
February 21, 2014

Facebook and Instagram in Talks With Gun Reform Advocates Seeking to Ban Gun Sales on Social Sites

By Clare O’Connor, Forbes Two of the country’s most influential gun control groups are in talks with Facebook’s legal team in an effort to see gun sales banned on the world’s largest social network and…
February 21, 2014

Smart Guns Protect America

By Shannon Watts, via USA Today New technology will keep the weapons out of the hands of children and criminals. Gun violence is a public health crisis in America. Each day, 33 Americans are murdered…