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Shannon Watts

The Twitter Trollin' Is Still Rollin'

Tina Issa | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Tina Issa

Twitter's troll problem is not new, and by their own admission it has been a huge issue. Twitter is a private platform, just like comment sections in news outlets, so it can control the trolling any way it wishes, but it hasn't.

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.

Don't Look Now, But Everytown May be Winning the Argument

Mike Weisser | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

When Shannon Watts and Mike Bloomberg joined forces I thought that for the first time the gun-control movement had a chance to level the playing field against the NRA. What I didn't know and couldn't predict was how long it would take.

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.

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.

Ben Hallman

'Badass' Moms Take Gun Fight To NRA's Home Turf | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

The next contender in the fight to knock the most feared lobbying association in the United States off its powerful perch is a 43-year-old former stay...

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 | 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?

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 Reality of an Accidental Activist

Dawn Slegona McDonald | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Dawn Slegona McDonald

Some might ask, why not just stop? You gave a good fight, but why not just return to your old lives and leave this gun business alone? The reality is we don't have a choice.

LOOK: Gun Control PSAs Are Breathtakingly Powerful

Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

A striking new series of PSAs produced by the organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America seeks to illustrate what the organization's fou...

America's Broken Hearts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us.

Lisa Belkin

Moms Against Guns Look To Birth A Movement | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.25.2013 | Parents

It began because Shannon Watts didn’t know what to tell her 12-year-old son about Newtown. The boy had been undone by what he still calls "The Batma...

Not Quite One Million Moms

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 01.24.2013 | Parents
Julie Flynn Badal

Given the dire state of our country and planet, maybe it was no longer sufficient to simply be inspired by the words of great men. Maybe at some point in our lives, we must act.