NRA Has Fairfax Police Throw Out Moms
This just happened: The NRA had the police escort MomsRising.org mothers, children, and families off the premises when we attempted to deliver over 100,000 messages from moms across the nation today.
We were stunned.
We hoped the NRA leadership would meet with us (or at least accept the messages) because moms across the country are concerned about gun safety, and so is the American public. Even the NRA's own membership supports some tightening of gun laws with 74% of NRA members supporting universal background checks.
Our pledge to protect our children and our communities from gun violence remains strong. And the NRA's defensiveness (kicking out moms!?) shows they are feeling the pressure. Now is the time to make our voices louder.
*SIGN ON with us to say we won't back down from making our voices heard by members of Congress and other leaders until common sense gun safety laws, like universal background checks, move forward:
With more than 30 people killed by guns each day, we not only need to be heard by our nation's elected leaders, we must also hold accountable all who stand in the way of common sense solutions. After you sign the pledge with us, we'll be sure to deliver it to members of Congress and other leaders and urge them to stand with us and sign too.
The more signatures we have, the more effective we'll be. So please take a moment after you add your name to also share this blogpost with friends--and, importantly, please post the action link on Facebook and on Twitter.
This is an important moment to pump up the volume. Momentum is growing for common sense gun policies in Congress. Leaders are paying attention, the media is paying attention, and now it's time to let Congress know that moms are still paying attention and demand their action to protect our children and communities.
The Washington Post has already covered what happened today in an excellent article, writing: "Gloria Pan, a member of MomsRising from Herndon, said the group had a million members and had launched a petition calling only for 'common sense solutions to reduce gun violence.' She said the NRA 'has to listen at some point.' After Newtown, Pan said, members rose up in support of background checks for gun purchasers, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and stronger laws against gun trafficking. 'The NRA leadership,” Pan said, “is one of the biggest obstacles to meaningful gun violence reduction policy.'"
*Help us push all the way to a win. Sign onto our Pledge to Protect Our Children and Our Communities here--and we'll deliver it to Congress and urge members to sign too:
Together, we're a powerful force for women and families!