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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 03:09 PM

Moms ‘moo-ving’ on gun control push

Next week, members of MomsRising will go to Capitol Hill with their children dressed in cow costumes to deliver small cow toys to Senators with the message that they should not be “cowed” by the gun lobby and to get “moo-ving” on gun policy. Last February, they roamed the halls of the Hill with a children’s choir. For the July 4th holiday, another group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is marching in parades across the country.

“We have found that most politicians do listen when moms and children speak, and that they do take time out to hear the stories and to look at the messages,” Rowe-Finkbeiner said.

But it’s not just cute kids in cow costumes. These mothers groups are planning to have some serious political influence on the 2014 midterm elections, creating PACs, registering themselves as 501(c)4 organizations and running ads on the local level.

“We’re going to be a force to be reckoned with in the 2014 midterms, moms are so engaged in this they’re just not going away,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, a group formed after December’s Newtown, Conn. shootings that killed 20 first graders and six adults.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/moms-gun-control-push-93739.html?hp=r12

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orpupilofnature57 Jul 2013 #1
billh58 Jul 2013 #2
Hoyt Jul 2013 #3
freshwest Jul 2013 #4
ileus Jul 2013 #5
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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 03:11 PM

1. That's no Bullshit .

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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 03:18 PM

2. K&R!

They found the beef...

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Sat Jul 6, 2013, 03:21 PM

3. Moms understand what guns have done, unlike the gun lovers/profiteers who promote the dang things.

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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 05:17 AM

4. +1

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Response to ileus (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 10:25 PM

6. This was posted in the Gun Control Activism Group, not RKBA group.

And the rights they want to use is the right not to have their kids mowed down by a deranged gun nut.

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