Moms Demand Action Applauds White House Action; Calls On Congress To Follow With Common-Sense Reforms

Aug 29, 2013, 11:18 ET from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization of over 100,000 members, issued the following statement today regarding the Obama Administration's announcement of two new executive actions to keep some of the most dangerous guns, such as machine guns and military-grade weapons, off the streets and out of the wrong hands.

"We applaud these common-sense steps the Administration announced today. Like so many things about our gun policy, it is almost ridiculous to think that these steps were necessary. It is common sense to prevent felons from so easily circumventing background checks, and we should not allow private entities to purchase military-grade assault weapons any more than we should allow them to buy tanks.

"These are important steps in the right direction. But we need to do more. There are still too many dangerous guns available too easily, endangering our children. Only Congress can close the loopholes and strengthen the lax laws that have cost too many lives. On behalf of the more than 100,000 moms in every state of the nation in our organization, we demand that Congress recognize the urgent need for these common-sense reforms and heed our call to protect our families."

About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America ( was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement educates, motivates and mobilizes moms and families to take action for stronger gun laws and policies that save lives. In just eight months, the organization has more than 100,000 members with chapters in every state across the country.

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