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Inspiring Gun Safety

Fighting for common-sense solutions to reduce the terrible daily toll gun violence takes on American families and communities. 
 
Gun violence kills more than 30 people each day in our nation, according to the CDC. In homicides, suicides or accidents, guns take the lives of more than 2,500 children every year. Over the last decade, more American children have died from guns than the number of U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

The tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012 refocused the public’s attention on the epidemic of American gun violence wreaking havoc on American families and communities across the country daily. MomsRising’s Gun Safety Campaign educates and engages our members and the general public about gun violence and helps build the political will to enact common-sense solutions to this terrible problem, including:
  • Criminal background checks for all gun purchases, including at gun shows and on the Internet.
  • A ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • A federal anti-gun-trafficking statute with real penalties to crack down on straw purchases.

In April 2013,  MomsRising helped bring about the first meaningful gun policy reform vote in the Senate in almost 30 years. Although this vote narrowly missed passage, we continue to lead the mom charge demanding action to reduce gun violence, especially the strengthening of background checks on all gun sales.

MomsRising amplifies the voices of moms and family members in the national debate on smart gun legislation, virtually through broadcast and personal media  channels, and in real life through meetings and other face-to-face interactions with lawmakers, stakeholders and influencers. We bring mothers and family members directly to Capitol Hill, the White House, local district offices and even the NRA to share their experiences, thoughts and hopes about gun violence. MomsRising also holds accountable corporations that promote irresponsible gun culture, such as LivingSocial, which offers entertainment packages that combine alcohol with recreational shooting.

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** Visit and/or contribute to MomsRising’s blog carnival about gun violence, Sorrow, Anger, Action: A Gathering of Voices Against Gun Violence. Read and comment on voices ranging from the personal to the political about gun violence and it’s impact on families and the country. [LINK: ]
 
[1] http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/protect-children-not-guns-2012.pdf

Moms Blogging on Gun Safety

#StopGunViolence

Posted January 7, 2016 by Lecia Imbery

A few weeks ago, my significant other and I were watching the HBO series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. One of the segments was on kids and guns. As you can see in the brief video below, a 13-year-old actor (being driven around by his mom, since he’s not old enough to drive) gets turned down [...]

Moms Meetups coming your way in 2016!

Posted January 6, 2016 by Nina Perez

It’s the New Year and we've got a new experiment we'd like to do with you (yes, you!). We've had a ton of requests recently to have a way for our members to gather together in-person, offline, in a regular way to talk about important current topics and hang out with other cool, secret superhero [...]

BIG, BIG NEWS! White House gives us stronger background checks!

Posted January 5, 2016 by Gloria Pan

Take Action!President Obama just took Executive Action to shrink the loophole in background checks for gun sales today! And you helped this happen! You (yes, YOU!) signed letters to Congress, clicked on petitions, shared your experiences, visited elected leaders, shared links on social media, made calls and contributions, and so much more. Your actions added up [...]

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VICTORY! Nation Moves Forward on Gun Safety with POTUS Executive Action

Posted January 5, 2016 by Kristin

Gun violence is a crisis in our country. That crisis has reached a fever pitch with almost as many mass shootings last year as there were days in the year.  In fact, there have been more than 100,000 deaths as a result of gun violence in the last decade. This cannot go on. Mothers and [...]

Posted Under: gun safety
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