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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

Two Virginians died today

Posted August 26, 2015 by Gloria Pan

Take Action!This morning in Virginia, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two young journalists with Roanoke news station WDBJ-TV, were shot to death during a live broadcast. In the wake of this tragedy, Governor Terry McAuliffe has renewed his call for tougher gun laws in the Commonwealth. Tell Governor McAuliffe you agree. Sign on to MomsRising’s [...]

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MomsRising Reacts to the Racially-Motivated Shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston

Posted June 19, 2015 by Kristin

On the evening of Wednesday, June 17th, nine men and women - mothers, fathers and grandparents - were shot and killed inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, an iconic African American house of worship known for centuries of human and civil rights activism.  As executive director and CEO of MomsRising.org, I released the [...]

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Gun violence awareness is our daily reality

Posted June 2, 2015 by Gloria Pan

Take Action!June 2, today, is the first National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and MomsRising is joining the gun safety community by #WearingOrange to help spread the word. Why orange? Because it’s the color of safety — it’s the color that hunters wear so other hunters don’t accidentally shoot them and that crossing guards wear to [...]

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Celebrating The Moms of Action This Mother's Day

Posted May 11, 2015 by Amie Newman

Reposted from Role Reboot where it originally appeared. When mothers get angry about the state of their neighborhoods, cities, nations or earth, they have always been on the front lines for change. Let’s celebrate them this Mother’s Day. I have a conflicted relationship with Mother’s Day. I have never been a fan of the prim flowers-and-candy style [...]

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