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Shannon Watts: It’s Never Too Soon To Politicize A Shooting

Within a few hours of the July 23 shooting at Lafayette’s Grand Theatre, Shannon Watts took to Twitter to repudiate those who have tried to discourage her from immediately seizing on tragedy to promote gun control and made clear she remains dedicated to doing so regardless.

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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.

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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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Shannon Watts: Everyone Should Have to Go Through Background Check Gabby Giffords’ Attacker Passed

On April 6, Fox News ran a column which contained comments from Moms Demand Actions’ Shannon Watts praising Washington state’s institution for the very kind of background check Jared Loughner passed to get the firearm he used to attack Gabby Giffords, then saying it’s only “gunsense” that all other gun purchasers should have to go through the same background check.