A local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is establishing a local chapter in Batesville, according to a press release. A new member meeting will be held Thursday, March 1 in meeting room D at the Batesville Community Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Organizers are “…looking for a diverse group of people to come together to share ideas and work towards real solutions to help prevent gun violence,” the release notes.
Here is more information about Moms Demand Action and their mission, from the organization’s website:
Moms Demand Action was founded by stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts on December 15, 2012, in response to the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The organization quickly flourished into a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In December 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to unite a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to change the game and end the epidemic of gun violence that affects every community.
Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day. Whether the gun violence happens in urban Chicago, suburban Virginia, or rural Texas, we must act now on new and stronger gun laws and policies to protect our children.
Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms.