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Official Statement: Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America; Responds To Colorado Recall Election Results

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots organization of more than 100,000 members, issued the following statement regarding the recall election results in Colorado:

"The gun lobby may have won this local battle, but they will not win the national war. The National Rifle Association purposely called this recall election in Colorado – just a year before the regular election cycle – to ensure voting obstacles and low voter turnout. This reckless desire to remove legislators from office in an off-election year cost Coloradans more than $500,000 – an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars.

From the outset, this recall was designed as a tool of intimidation funded by the gun lobby. What a ridiculous temper tantrum by a bunch of bullies – moms know them when we see them.

Fortunately, the recalls do not impact the new gun laws signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Hickenlooper. The Colorado state legislature did the right thing by passing common-sense gun laws, requiring background checks for all gun buyers and limiting magazines to 15 rounds. This recall doesn't change those laws – laws that will continue to protect Colorado families from senseless gun violence.

As moms, we are sad, angry, and more determined than ever to stand with those who stand for gun sense. There will be dozens, maybe even hundreds of elections next year, and we will organize and vote for lawmakers who support common-sense gun laws like background checks. Moms will stand with those lawmakers who stand with us, and we will not back down until gun laws are strengthened in every state in this nation.

About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in AmericaMuch like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America ( www.momsdemandaction.org) was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement educates, motivates and mobilizes moms and families to take action for stronger gun laws and policies that save lives. In just eight months, the organization has more than 100,000 members with chapters in every state across the country.

SOURCE Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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