Moms and legislators joined forces Tuesday night to talk about gun reform in Arkansas. “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” was started by a stay at home mom in 2012 after the Sandy Hook shooting.
Women and men from all over the country joined forces to form the grassroots organization.
Washington County Democratic Women hosted members of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.”
Group Lead for NWA Moms Demand Action, Nicole Clowney Group spoke about having an open conversation on gun violence. “We’re presenting about where we as Americans and as Arkansans agree on issues of gun safety.”
Whether you’re a man or woman, Republican or Democrat, the group believes there are areas we can all agree on. “Universal background checks and permitless carry to name two examples. Places where we agree, and we can see movement forward, regardless of our politics,” said Clowney.
The group hopes having open conversations on this more controversial topic will help bring awareness to the need for more protections for those we love. “I think right now, we really hope to change the conversation, it’s become very polarized and highly tense.”
The group wants to show they support the right to bear arms and they also believe in common sense solutions to help decrease gun violence. Clowney said, “We want to find those common areas and move forward together. “
To find out how you can get involved head to their website –> https://momsdemandaction.org/.