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Moms Demand Action Week (for Gun Sense in America)

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Moms Demand Action members will participate in a "week-long set of calls to action" to continue to pressure Congress to pass new and stronger gun laws,  in memory of Ana Márquez-Greene, one of the 20 first graders murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Ana would have turned 7 years old on Thursday, April 4.

 

These actions are intended to demonstrate strong support for the bill recently introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to establish universal background checks, increase federal gun trafficking laws, and make our schools safer.

 

While the bill put forward by Senator Reid did not include an assault weapons ban and limits on high capacity magazines, Reid promised that once the bill goes to the Senate floor, he "will ensure that a ban on assault weapons, limits to high-capacity magazines, and mental health provisions receive votes, along with other amendments."

 
 

Recent polls suggest that more than 8 and 10 Americans favor background checks, regardess of political party.

 
 

Actions include Tweeting, emailing, and calling elected officials at appointed times, and changing Facebook profile pictures in honor of Ana Márquez-Greene.  Find out more about the actions planned for this week.