More Than 150 Volunteers With Missouri Moms Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network Urge Legislators to Oppose Dangerous Gun Bills at Annual Advocacy Day
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 150 volunteers with the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, met with their representatives today and urged them to oppose dangerous bills filed this session, including proposals to allow people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in elementary, middle and high schools; on college and university campuses; and in bars. More information about these proposals is available here.
“The volunteers here today have different backgrounds, politics and points of view, but we all agree our leaders have to make the safety of our communities a priority,” said Becky Morgan, volunteer chapter leader with the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “We urge our leaders to put public safety first and oppose these dangerous gun lobby proposals.”
“After my two sons were shot and killed in St. Louis, the grief was unbearable. But today that loss moves me to take action,” said Valerie Dent, a member of Everytown Survivor Network and President of Mothers in Charge, a local violence prevention group. “Our representatives in Jefferson City have a responsibility to protect our communities, and we demand they do so by opposing these dangerous bills.”
Did you know?
Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.