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The fight for gun sense in America

Amy Ramaker is a chapter leader with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and became involved with the organization after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old [gunman] fatally shot 20 children. “I was devastated by the murders at Sandy Hook, and honestly felt numb thinking about the number and the ages of the children murdered,” Amy recalls. “Of course, it made me think of my own children. Then when the incident where four people were killed and eight injured in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara, I felt like I had to do something. I saw a flyer for a group fighting gun violence to be held at a local coffee shop. The group was called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

The Red Pom Hat on The Fearless Girl (and the Wall Street Bro)

The antidote is for women — who make up a majority of the voting electorate and make 80 percent of the financial decisions for our families — to stay vigilant, pay attention and work together. And we know it works: Moms Demand Action has more than 3 million supporters, a chapter in all 50 states and our favorite pastime is beating back gun lobby bills that would put more guns in more places, no questions asked. In 2017 alone, we have already seen success in Montana and Wyoming, of all places.

The Invisible Way Guns Are Used To Keep Women In Abusive Relationships

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, which is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, said Sorenson’s study provides even further evidence that gun violence and domestic violence doesn’t always look like someone being shot. “Injuries and homicides are just the tip of the iceberg,” she said. “We may be missing many common ways that guns are being used to perpetuate abuse, whether it’s physical or mental.

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