Tag: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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Moms Demand Action: Teaching Gun Safety to School Children Is ‘Atrocious’

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America deputy director Jennifer Hoppe says news that Forest Hills Elementary School teaches a gun safety course to kindergarteners—then repeats it to those same students again when they are in third grade—is “atrocious” and a “disingenious” way for adults to dodge the responsibility they face for owning guns.

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All Talk: Fewer Gun Crime Prosecutions Under Obama than George W. Bush

Syracuse University’s TRAC Reports recently revealed that Obama’s tough talk about increasing prosecution of federal gun laws was just that—talk. In fact, Obama’s annual prosecution of gun crimes has never reached the levels of prosecutions seen during George W. Bush’s last five years in office.

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Sen. Mark Warner Points to Virginia Gunman Who Passed Background Check to Prove Need for Background Checks

On September 10, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) attended a rally with the father of slain Virginia reporter Alison Parker and called for Congress to pass background check legislation now, even though background checks became the law of the land during the Bill Clinton administration and Alison’s killer—Vester Lee Flanagan—passed one for the gun he used in his attack.

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Moms Demand Action Targets Gander Mountain After Cabela’s Stands Strong

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is now targeting Gander Mountain and Sportsman’s Warehouse. The group is trying to force both retailers to change their background check policies to correct a non-existent loophole Moms Demand and others created out of thin air, following the heinous attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

Shannon Watts Rejects Need for ‘Good Guy with a Gun’ After Chattanooga

On July 17, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts referenced the Chattanooga attack on unarmed U.S. Marines and the PEW poll showing Americans are moving away from gun control, then asked Shannon Watts if she’s “fighting a losing battle–that people feel that it’s going to take a good guy with a gun to outdo a bad buy with a gun?” Watts rejected the suggestion.

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Shannon Watts Revels in Number of States Denying Teachers Self-Defense

During a June 11 appearance on MSNBC’s Now With Alex Wagner, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts reveled in the number of states denying teachers the right to bear arms for self-defense and said her group’s role in preventing teachers from being armed is proof of Moms Demand’s success.

Newsweek: Texas Campus Carry ‘Still a Win’ for Gun Control

On May 31, the Texas House passed campus carry legislation, which is now headed for Governor Greg Abbot’s (R) desk. The next day, Newsweek reported that the expansion of concealed carry in Texas was “still a win” for Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety.

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Moms Demand Action Says Waco Shootout Shows Danger of Open Carry, Abbott Says Open Carry Not Even Legal Yet

On May 18th, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Angela Turner suggested the Waco shootout between outlaw biker gangs highlights the danger of openly carrying handguns. Governor Greg Abbott (R) responded to this and similar statements by others by pointing out that Open Carry of handguns is not yet legal in Texas, so it could not have been a factor in the criminal incident.