Just last week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky became the first CDC director in more than 20 years to call for federal action against gun violence. Meanwhile, President Biden both on the campaign trail and since has vowed his commitment to advancing meaningful gun reform, publishing six executive orders on the issue this April. And the NRA — long the swaggering villain in this saga — has been steadily losing sway, as it’s mired in bankruptcy and litigation.
Is this a tipping point in the fight for gun safety?
Today, we talk with Shannon Watts and DeAndra Dycus, two extraordinary mothers and founder and volunteer, respectively, of Moms Demand Action: America’s largest grassroots movement to prevent gun violence. Together, we explore why this fight is so often marked by cycles of tragedy and neglect, what might be done to break the political stalemate, why we need gun owners at the table, and which policy solutions are most likely to be effective — as well as the stories of Shannon and DeAndra themselves.
It’s a humbling conversation. No matter your stance on gun safety, I hope you’ll join us and take a listen.
To learn more and join the gun violence prevention movement, visit momsdemandaction.org or text JOIN to 644-33.