In the wake of the Sunday shootout between outlaw biker gangs in Waco, Texas, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is stressing that outlaw biker gangs would not have guns if legislators expanded background checks.
According to The Hill, Moms Demand Action’s Texas leader, Angela Turner, said, “There is no single solution to ending gun violence, but we do know that background checks on all gun sales save lives and keep guns out of the wrong hands.”
Turner also said the shootout ought to be a wakeup call regarding open carry, although she did not explain how a shootout between outlaw bikers is in any way related to law-abiding citizens openly carrying firearms.
Moms Demand founder Shannon Watts voiced her support for expanding background checks via Twitter.
At 5:43 a.m. Monday morning she wrote: “Dear Texas lawmakers: more guns in more places with fewer safeguards [is] not [a] winning strategy for public safety.” Hours later, at 9:03 a.m., she sent another tweet saying the outlaw biker shootout “should be wake up call for Texas legislators: stop taking orders from gun lobby; listen to police and constituents.”
In other words, Moms Demand Action’s reaction to a shootout between outlaw biker gangs is that more gun control should be heaved upon the backs of law-abiding citizens, particularly by expanding the frequency of background checks.