Moms Demand Action Founder Vows To Protest Trump’s NRA Speech
Founder Shannon Watts says the group “will not be silenced”Shannon Watts
President Trump will be speaking to the NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta on April 28 and gun control group, Moms Demand Action, plans to be there to protest.
On April 14, the NRA announced that President Donald Trump would be speaking at their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on April 28.
After the announcement, Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts tweeted about the President’s planned speech.
In light of his newly announced attendance, Watts pledged to be there as well, along with her gun control group.
According to the Washington Times, Watts says she and her group “will not be silenced,” and vow to protest. Watts said Moms Demand “volunteers will be in Atlanta, just as [they] have been showing up at town halls and in statehouses across the country to stand up for the safety of our families and communities.”
Watts appeared on MSNBC on April 16 and criticized Trump’s pro-gun stance as “the NRA’s Dream,” but America’s nightmare. Watts cautioned of “extremely dangerous” policy positions like national reciprocity for concealed carry permit holders. She also chastised Trump supporters for allowing teachers to be armed in schools. Watts suggested that “caring Americans” support gun control. In other words, only non-caring Americans support gun rights.
Recently, as reported by Breitbart, Moms Demand volunteers sat in the gallery of the Florida House to pressure lawmakers into rejecting new self-defense legislation in that state. Even so, the bill passed by a landslide, only strengthening Stand Your Ground in the process. Moms Demand volunteer state chapter leader Michelle Gajda said, “It’s absolutely heartbreaking.”