One Million Moms For Gun Control Urges 113th Congress To Act On First Day
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The advocacy group One Million Moms for Gun Control is leveraging the collective power of mothers across the country through social media to demand action on gun control legislation the first day of the new 113(th) Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
"We are asking all members of Congress - including the 90 new members being sworn in - to act by bringing gun control legislation to the floor for a vote without delay," said Shannon Watts, Founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control. "After the tragic massacre in Newtown last month - the 16(th) mass shooting in 2012 - we need immediate action on common-sense gun control legislation."
Specifically, One Million Moms for Gun Control is asking the new Congress to act on The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act being introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.). The legislation would ban the high-capacity magazines that have been involved in many of the recent high-profile instances of mass gun violence.
One Million Moms for Gun Control is launching a social media campaign on Thursday, Jan. 3, to demonstrate the momentum among mothers for new and strengthened gun control laws, as well as to support The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act.
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