June 15, 2022

Inside the Battle for Gun Reform - A Conversation With Shannon Watts

Inside the Battle for Gun Reform - A Conversation With Shannon Watts

Congress may be about to pass the biggest gun safety bill in a generation. On the heels of the bipartisan gun reform agreement in the US Senate, @Mosheh speaks with an activist who has been on the front lines of the fight for a decade for some insight into what this means.

Shannon Watts is the founder of advocacy group, Moms Demand Action. Watts was a stay at home mother to five when the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012 inspired her to do something about gun violence. She turned her Facebook message to 75 friends into the nation's largest grassroots anti-gun violence movement. Moms Demand Action now has more than 8 million supporters, making it larger than the NRA.

Our conversation dived into the history of the fight, whether the new legislation will actually pass the Senate and what happens after that. Watts also talked about what she learned growing up in a family that owned guns, how she seeks to find a middle ground on the issue, what inspires her optimism and her concept of "losing forward," (aka how losing fights to the NRA has helped her cause). You can read and watch more from the conversation in the Mo News Newsletter

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Mosheh Oinounou @mosheh is an Emmy award-winning producer with 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He launched the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020.