Following the shellacking that voters handed gun control candidates on November 4, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts emerged to say that her group “[has] the momentum” and their push for control will continue.
In a Moms Demand/Everytown for Gun Safety video released November 5, Watts said:
For years, the gun lobby has had the field to themselves. But this election season, supporters like you are changing the game. You’ve shown the size and the power of our movement, led by moms and concerned citizens from all over the country who care deeply about gun violence prevention. We mobilized nearly one million gun sense voters who pledged to vote for candidates who support common sense gun laws.
Watts said these volunteers organized over “100 house parties,” knocked on “tens of thousands of doors,” and made “more than 100,000 phone calls to voters in key areas.”
Yet gun control candidates still got shellacked. Republicans expanded their majority in the House and became the majority party in the Senate. The candidates endorsed by the NRA and supported by their 5 million-plus members dominated the night. And this was true in gubernatorial races, as well.
Nonetheless, Watts told Moms Demand members, “You’ve already proven that we can accomplish great things together. And I’m excited to see what we can accomplish next.”
She then appealed for more people to join her gun control group, adding: “We have the momentum, and together, we will win this fight.”
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