Actress Melissa Joan Hart–Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Melissa and Joey–will be spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s new gun control campaign when it kicks off Mother’s Day week on May 4.
Hart is also well known for her role opposite Anthony Anderson in numerous 2014 Walmart Christmas commercials.
Bloomberg Business reports that Moms Demand Action’s new gun control push includes an “index” to track accidental firearm deaths, murders, and suicides involving children. The push includes the hashtag #NotAnAccident. The goal is pressure lawmakers for more laws mandating the way firearms must be stored in homes.
The #NotAnAccident index will lump in teen accidental deaths, murders, and suicides with those of children, which opens the door to higher murder numbers due to gang-related issues.
The gun control push will also include the launch of the Be SMART campaign, which asks “parents and caretakers” in the home to: “Secure all guns in your home and vehicles; Model responsible behavior around guns; Ask about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes; Recognize the risks of teen suicide; Tell your peers to be SMART.”
Moms Demand Action will kick off the campaign in DC on Monday and Melissa Joan Hart will be front and center. Bloombert Business indicates Hart will be flanked by “gun violence survivors, gun owners, and moms [who] will gather in the nation’s capitol to release the index and launch the Be SMART campaign.”
This gun control push comes just eight months after The Washington Post reported that no one really knows how often a child pulls the trigger on a gun.
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