Our Story - 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control
American Moms WITH Common Sense! No need to "Demand" it here. Allow us to introduce ourselves, our group was formed in January of 2013, at the height of the gun control debate. When a highly advertised group then called 1 Million Moms For Gun Control, now knows as "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" began to make their campaign heard, our founder was alerted to the fact that the group had deleted some comments on Facebook, and "banned" them from expressing their opinions, which were nothing violent, nothing "explicit", just pure, logical, fact-driven, honest debate. When it became clear that this group was trying to be the one and only voice for American mothers and fathers, caregivers of all kinds, we knew something needed to be done. We know there are two sides to every story, and there are two voices in every debate. Our founder decided to create a Facebook page, where those that opposed "MDA" could come together and express their thoughts and voices openly.
A few of the activities that we have done and are currently involved in vary from simple counter movements to "Moms Demand Action", to testifying at state level gun control legislative hearings. We participated in a national "Great Pastry Protest" on behalf of the boy from Maryland who was suspended for chewing a pop-tart into the shape of a gun. In November 2018, Board Member Mary Callison was also featured on the cover of TIME Magazine with 244 other people in an article titled Guns In America. It was Mural project by Artist JR and each person was given the time to share their stories which are featured on TIME Magazine’s website.
Mary Callison is also currently involved with The DC Project, a non partisan effort where one woman from each state meets with legislators in Washington to build relationships and be the go too on 2A issues no matter the side of the argument. There are a few ladies per state lending their voice and sharing their stories as the face of female gun owners.
Rebecca Schmoe has teamed up with Timothy Knight to bring an amazing podcast to life! To The Republic is a podcast showcasing people making a difference in the 2A world and sharing their stories. Make sure to follow them on facebook and be on the lookout for new episodes! Rebecca is also an avid hunter, and each year helps to introduce women to a love of the outdoors.
What started as a simple idea one morning has quickly become one of the fastest moving, true grassroots efforts, known as 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control, Inc.