In the aftermath of tragic shootings, it can be difficult for parents to know what to do. Emotions range from fear to anger, confusion to helplessness. But one grassroots group focuses on taking action: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a group of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence.
The group campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of children and families. The movement was born following the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in 2012. Since then, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country. Along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, the group is part of Everytown for Gun Safety—the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. More than three million supporters and more than 125,000 donors stand behind this organization.
If you want to get involved, reach out to a local chapter. Alabama has Moms Demand Action chapters in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Auburn, and Mobile.