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Newtown -- Two Years Later

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Shannon Watts

When people discuss school shootings, what immediately comes to mind are those like Sandy Hook that shatter entire communities within minutes, even seconds. And yes, mass shootings take a devastating toll, but they are not the only senseless acts of gun violence that threaten our schools.

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 11.21.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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.

Ben Hallman

'Badass' Moms Take Gun Fight To NRA's Home Turf

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Gun Bans a Safe Haven for Killers

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime
Jason P. Stadtlander

Recently Panera Bread released a notice that they will be banning guns within all their restaurants. Although I understand the concern behind this dec...

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?

Someone Left A Loaded Gun In A Walmart Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Walmart could be the next battleground in the fight over gun rights in retail chains after a loaded revolver was found in the bathroom of a South Caro...

Gun Activists Hit Target With Another Rally

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

Open-carry gun activists are once again staking out their ground at Target. Rifle-strapped protesters from the gun rights group Open Carry Texas ra...

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?"

Ben Hallman

The Pro-Gun Invasion Of Chipotle Totally Backfired

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

Gun-rights activists have shot themselves in the foot, again, with a gun rally that caused another major American retail chain to declare firearms unw...

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.

Mayors, Moms Merge To Push Gun Control

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun control group founded and financed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced on...

Dear Congress: We Need You To Act

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Inaction in the face of adversity shows only a lack of courage and a deficit of conviction. You have to be better than that.

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

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?