Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts Offers Practical Tips for Taking on the Gun Lobby

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Moms Demand Action fro Guns Law in America has pushed for common-sense gun laws and policies since 2012. Photo of Shannon Watts at news conference on Capitol Hill, February 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Last year, there were more than 300 mass shootings in the United States, an epidemic of violence that continues unabated. Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action, a national organization working to pass stricter gun laws. Watts was spurred to action by the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012, in which 20 children and six adults were killed. Outraged by the violence, Watts started a Facebook group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, where she began connecting other mothers looking to take political action on the issue. Today, the organization has been credited in passing stronger gun control legislation in dozens of states.


Shannon Watts, founder, Moms Demand Action; author, "Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World”