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.


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.


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.


Texas Senators Ignoring Moms Demand Action, Passing Campus Carry

Texas is on the verge of leveling the playing field for women by ignoring the demands of Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and passing legislation to allow women to carry a handgun, concealed on campus, for self-defense.


Rape Victim: Moms Demand Action Wrong for Keeping Women Defenseless

On February 24, Breitbart News reported that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts wrote an op-ed against arming women for self-defense on college campuses. She actually suggested that opening the door for women to carry guns for self-defense could lead to more sexual assaults.


AlJazeera: Moms Demand Action Undoing Damage NRA Has Done

On January 26, Aljazeera ran a special report on the state of gun control in America, which included a quote on how Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is making efforts to “undo the damage the NRA has done.”


Motion-Is-Progress: The 2015 Panic of the Gun Control Lobby

As 2014 was a terrible year for the gun control lobby (GCL)–a year in which Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, the Brady Campaign, and the machinations of Moms Demand Action were thoroughly rejected–the new plan for the GCL appears to be “Motion-Is-Progress.”


Variety: By Bypassing Congress, Gun Control Lobby Can Bypass The NRA

On January 5, Variety magazine ran a column admitting the tremendous power of the NRA, and suggested the gun control lobby is figuring out that the only way to beat the pro-Second Amendment group is to bypass Congress. This means bypassing lawmakers loyal to the NRA as well.


Moms Demand Action Founder: We Win by Bypassing Congress

On January 1, Salon published an interview in which Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts said that more gun control is needed and the path to securing it includes bypassing Congress.