Fireworks and barbecues do not lead the agenda of Moms Demand Action this week. “Having gun sense is patriotic,” declare organizers from the 100,000-member anti-gun group founded last December after the Newtown shootings. Its membership will march in more than than a dozen cities on Thursday, including Houston, Chicago and the nation’s capital.
Their aggressive message is both personal and political.
“Celebrate your love for your country and your children this July 4th! As mothers, we’re coming together to Declare Independence from Gun Violence – and from the gun lobby that contributes to our national epidemic,” the group says in its outreach.