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February 15, 2014

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts Responds to Verdict in Trial of Jordan Davis’s Killer; Jordan’s Mother, Lucia Mcbath, Is National Spokesperson

We are saddened and disappointed that the jury in the trial of Jordan Davis’s killer was unable to reach a full verdict. Our hearts are with Jordan’s family as they learn that they will have to bear another trial…
May 8, 2013

Keep Your Flowers on Mother’s Day, I Want My Rights

This Mother’s Day, eight American mothers will wake up having lost a child to gun violence the day before. Another eight mothers will go to bed having lost their children to gun violence on Mother’s Day.
April 3, 2013

Inside the Beltway: Aiming at the NRA

While it is not surprising that an organization driven by profit would stop at nothing to boost the sales of the products it promotes, the NRA leadership’s suggestion that an armed guard be stationed in ‘every single school’ across America…
March 29, 2013

Mobilizing to prevent further gun violence

From left, Rep. Stacey Newman, Shannon Watts and Dr. Michelle Sandberg. by state Rep. Stacey Newman, Dr. Michelle Sandberg and Shannon Watts We were strangers before the Newtown, Conn., massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-olds…
March 16, 2013

In Washington, Ohio Moms Push for Gun Control

By Jessica Wehrman, The Columbus Dispatch WASHINGTON — On the day after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a measure expanding background checks to private gun sales, three Columbus-area moms came to Washington to…
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 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 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 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…
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.