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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

No Panic Buttons for the Public: Why Open Carry Is Bad for America

Shannon Watts | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Shannon Watts

With rights come responsibilities, and for the safety and security of our restaurants, state capitols, and other public places, we must push back on armed intimidation. After all, there are no panic buttons for the public.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Almost 100 School Shootings Have Occurred Since Newtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred in the two years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a report rel...

An Open Letter to Jay Leno

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Moms Demand Action and our nearly 2.5 million supporters are truly grateful to you, Jay, and to other influencers who have the honor and courage to stand up against gun violence and the lobbyists who perpetuate it.

Moms Have Arrived as a Political Force in Gun Policy Debate

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Shannon Watts

It's one thing to back courageous leaders who stand up to the gun lobby, but it's another to thank them with our votes. Last week represented a chance to test the theory that mobilizing moms can be a successful electoral strategy.

The Message Kroger Doesn't Want You to Hear

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

For months, Moms have called on Kroger to make a safer and more family-friendly shopping environment by prohibiting the open carry of firearms in its stores, just as brands including Target, Starbucks, and Panera have done. Instead of meeting with us and reconsidering an irresponsible policy, Kroger's leadership has refused to listen.

Majority Of Kroger Shoppers Want Gun-Friendly Chain To Ban Guns

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business

The cadre of mothers crusading to ban the open carry of firearms in stores has added a new poll to its arsenal. Sixty-four percent of shoppers in s...

Hitting the Road for Gun Sense

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

There are only 33 days between now and Election Day, and Moms Demand Action volunteers across the country are doubling down on our pledge to bring one million gun sense voters to the polls. I've personally committed to crisscrossing the country between now and Election Day to meet the incredible moms and women who are working to change our culture of gun violence.

American Moms Aren't Buying What the NRA Is Selling

Shannon Watts | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

The National Rifle Association is in a quandary. The organization's leadership, which is sullied by a long history of sexism and misogyny, must continue to grow its market for guns in order to protect gun manufacturers' profits.

Laura Bassett

Moms Push Back Against 'Sexist' NRA Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

The National Rifle Association has made a concerted effort over the past several years to expand its appeal to women. But in a move that has drawn cri...

Why Moms Across America Are Calling On Kroger To Protect Our Children

Shannon Watts | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

When confronted with a semiautomatic rifle in the frozen food aisle with our children, how is any mom supposed to know if these are political activists making a statement, or if we should duck and cover?

View The Facts: All Moms Should Support Bill To Protect Victims From Gun Violence

Shannon Watts | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

Some have called the new ad "dramatic" others have said it was "chilling," "haunting" or "grisly." I call it real. In an average month, 48 women in this country are shot to death by current or former intimate partners.

Jillian Berman

How Battles Over God, Guns And Gays Infiltrated Corporate America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

The gulf between Democrats and Republicans is wider than ever, and this partisan divide is spilling over into the nation's largest and most prominent ...

Jillian Berman

How Moms Became A Force Corporate America Can't Ignore

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

The message from Beyonce and other outspoken feminists is clear. Women today can be, and do, just about anything. Yet when it comes to social activism...

Why Aren't We Doing More to Keep Women Safe From Gun Violence?

Shannon Watts | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Shannon Watts

It's time for women and mothers to ask their elected leaders "Who do you side with, me or the NRA?"

Don't Let Georgia Extend 'Stand Your Ground' to Criminals

Lucia McBath | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Lucia McBath

After Georgia passed its Stand Your Ground law, the number of justifiable homicides in our state increased by 83 percent.

Ben Hallman

The Real Reason Facebook Cracked Down On Guns (Moms, Of Course)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

New York's top law enforcement official brought Facebook to the table to talk about getting tough on guns. But it was an increasingly powerful group o...

Supreme Court Must Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Linda McFadyen-Ketchum | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Linda McFadyen-Ketchum

American women are 11 times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries, and an average of 46 American women are shot to death each month by a current or former husband or boyfriend.

Watch: Gunfighter Nation

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin has spent his adult life studying the violence that has swirled through American history and taken root deep in our culture.

Remember, Reflect, and Recommit -- The Year After Sandy Hook

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

So much can happen in a year. So little can actually change. The watershed tragedy of Sandy Hook, just about one year ago today, is an all-too-potent reminder of this phenomenon.

WATCH: Gun Control Group's Devastating Newtown Ad

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The gun control group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has released a searing new commercial, timed to the one-year anniversary of the Newt...

The Tragic Story of Donald Maiden Jr.: An American Tale of Gun Violence

Shannon Watts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Shannon Watts

How is it possible that such a crime could occur in America in 2013? What kind of a nation enables and allows such heinous acts against children? And why are so few media covering Donald's shocking story?

Gun Reform Is Dead; Long Live Gun Reform

Shannon Watts | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Shannon Watts

Just hours after 13 Americans were shot and killed on a military base in our nation's capital, reporters and pundits began speculating that gun reform was dead.

Astoria Characters: The 2 Moms Who Are Up In Arms

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jenny, a former elementary school science teacher who loves to tease out how things work, and Colette, a pragmatist who had a career in the financial information industry, are not radicals. They are not trying to ban guns. They are simply out to make every community safe for kids.

A Surprise in the School Supplies Box

Daniel Vahab | Posted 10.26.2013 | Crime
Daniel Vahab

This is not a political, partisan issue. Rather, it's an issue that affects us all.

David Winograd

Gun Control Group Takes On Starbucks

HuffingtonPost.com | David Winograd | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

A gun control advocacy group pushing for Starbucks to ban weapons inside its stores is calling for a nationwide boycott against the coffee giant this ...