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Moms Group Demanding Stricter Gun Laws Bribe Legislators With Cookies

cookiesThey say the way to any man’s heart is through his belly!

Sounds a bit like bribery, wouldn’t you say?!

Mothers Calling on Legislators to Support Initiative 594: Gun Background Checks

OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Washington State members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will convene at the Capitol on Friday, Jan. 17, to urge legislators to support background checks for private and online gun sales and gun shows.

The day will kick-off with a rally and press event at 9:30am on the North Capitol Steps in Olympia. Speakers will include Kate Beck, Washington State chapter leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Zoe Moore, who lost her daughter to gun violence, Rep. Tara Senn (D-41), and Chair of House Judiciary Committee Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27).

After the rally, volunteers will visit legislators to deliver bell-shaped cookies calling for “No More Silence.”

“We cannot stay silent. Our members will share their stories with over 50 legislators today,” said Kate Beck, Washington Statechapter leader of Moms Demand Action. “We are asking them to make it harder for criminals, domestic abusers, and the dangerously mentally ill to purchase guns by requiring background checks for private and online sales, and at gun shows.”

Initiative 594 would extend the criminal and public safety background checks currently used by licensed firearms dealers to all firearm sales and transfers, including gun show and online sales, with specific exceptions. If the legislature does not act on the initiative, it will appear on the November 2014 ballot to be decided upon by the people of Washington.

“Our children’s safety is top of mind,” said member and volunteer of Moms Demand Action, Jocelyn Wood. “Common sense gun legislation is a big part of keeping our children and our communities safe.”

In states that require a background check for private handgun sales, 38 percent fewer women are shot to death by their intimate partners, and there are 17 percent fewer firearm aggravated assaults.

“We hope that the legislature will act in the best interest of Washington’s public health, but if not, we know there is widespread support across Washington for background checks and our moms will be there every step of the way,” said Beck.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America-Washington State Chapter is a member of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility.

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 of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just one year, the organization has more than 130,000 members with a chapter in every state in the country. The group recently announced it is joining forces with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country.

Twitter @MomsDemand

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  1. Always looking for the government to keep you safe, eh?

    Maybe your cause has good merit to it but as this Government ever more drags us down the path to Socialist Totalitarianism your “good cause” arguments will turn out to be one more stepping stone to a bad ending. (That is exactly what every other “good cause” legislation has done for us.) It will not stop at these seemingly common sense laws! It will NOT!

    Such laws, by nature, MUST violate our 4th Amendment rights. Even at the State level this is Unconstitutional! Freedom costs something! Freedom takes vigilance and WORK! It takes personal responsibility to do the things necessary to insure your own safety! We have become a Nation of namby-pambies, always looking for the Government to take care of us instead of us taking care of ourselves! I guess that is so much easier. Well Security costs something too. It costs Freedom!

    There are a lot of women – mothers – in this country who “get it”. They have taken it upon themselves to be armed and know how to use their weapons. We all have the unalienable right to protect our families and ourselves. That is not a grant from the Government! That is a right that is bestowed upon us as human beings by whatever mechanism that created us! If you are helpless it is because you have not taken the steps to NOT be helpless. Do not put the burden for THAT upon me by supporting the Governments propensity to VIOLATE MY RIGHTS (and the rights of my children and their children)! Do NOT make me a slave because you are scared of guns! Take responsibility as an individual, with all of the same unalienable rights that I have, and insure your own security as best you can!

    Passing gun control legislation will not end with keeping guns out of the hands of undesirables – they will get the guns in spite of any laws we pass! It will only take away the ability of the people to stay free.

    To HELL with Bloomberg and his “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”!!! Even if I wanted to support your cause I could not because of that alliance!

    1. Amen, Amen, AMEN, Derrell!!

      “There are a lot of women – mothers – in this country who “get it”. They have taken it upon themselves to be armed and know how to use their weapons. ”

      THIS Mom is one of those who “GET IT”!

  2. Seems that MADD didn’t stop drinking, but, who knows maybe when you’re being held at gun point in an alley, pulling out a chocolate chip cookie will scare the robber off!!! Until it’s proven, think I’ll just rely on my old 2nd Amendment.

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