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Sun Mar 17, 2013, 04:49 AM

Moms make case for gun control

John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star9:54p.m. EDT March 15, 2013
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded in December, now has 80 chapters and 80,000 members.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Peg Paulson had never beaten a path through the halls of Congress before or met a U.S. senator's staffer or advocated for a controversial issue.

So at the end of a long, tiring day in Washington on Wednesday, the Carmel mother said her fatigue and concern percolated to the surface during a meeting about gun control in Indiana Republican Sen. Dan Coats' office

"I guess you could say I got a little emotional," she said. "I didn't go to the 'ugly cry,' but my voice was cracking, and I was tearing up."

Just getting an audience was an achievement for Paulson, 53, and the nascent group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It was founded in December by Zionsville mother Shannon Watts after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, Conn.

More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/15/moms-gun-control/1991963/


I'd like to see Wayne LaPierre try to spew his nonsense to these women and not get stared down...Enough is Enough, Time for Change!

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ellisonz Mar 2013 OP
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2013 #1
freshwest Mar 2013 #2
Hoyt Mar 2013 #3
ellisonz Mar 2013 #4
shedevil69taz Mar 2013 #6
Hoyt Mar 2013 #7
apocalypsehow Mar 2013 #5

Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:45 AM

1. Good for them.

 

Hard to beat up on moms.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:19 AM

2. He wouldn't dare to meet them. 'Gun Sense,' I like that.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:26 PM

3. Hopefully such groups will help influence legislation. Long-term, they may help change perception


of guns in our society.

I can see the day when dad wants to take junior out for a "family day" of blasting away at targets resembling humans, or to practice drawing a concealed weapon from their pants and shooting silhouette targets, and mom saying -- "nope, we ain't doing that crud anymore."

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 03:40 AM

4. To that mother I would say

GO MOM!

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:48 AM

6. You must have a way to see a looonnggg way into the future

There are as many mom's in this country that enjoy shooting as there are in the membership of this group.

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Response to shedevil69taz (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 12:59 PM

7. Not as many as you think enjoy shooting targets and stuff that resemble humans. Yahoo mom's maybe.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:07 PM

5. Kick & Rec. n/t.

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