Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a nonprofit organization that brings mothers together to fight for common-sense gun laws, recently announced its new campaign to support corporations that have “gun sense” and put pressure on those that don’t. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, describes gun sense as “our common-sense approach to supporting policies and people who understand that while it’s important to respect the Second Amendment, it’s also important to take action to curb the growing epidemic of gun violence in America.”
This new campaign is urging moms in America to support businesses that don’t allow guns in their establishments, don’t sell assault weapons and don’t partner with gun lobby organizations. In addition to supporting businesses that have gun sense, the campaign puts pressure on businesses such as Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Cabela’s and National Car Rental to change their ways. Moms Demand Action enables anyone to reach out via e-mail to specific corporations to either thank them for having gun sense or ask them to start changing their policies and practices.
Next week, Moms Demand Action members will meet with the members of Congress who voted against background checks. They also plan to protest Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, during his visit to New York and will continue to pressure state legislators to repeal laws allowing guns in schools.
Pictured: some of the companies that Moms Demand Action praises and supports.
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