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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense to Meet on Tuesday in Fanwood

Lauren O'Brien of Moms Demand Action - Union County Credits: John Mooney

Following the mass shooting in Florida this week, the Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the LaGrande Park Building  in Fanwood.

"Every life cut short by gun violence — that somehow becomes a statistic — is tucked away in our hearts, never to be lost," wrote Patti Wilson-Fico, Union County Leader of Moms Demand Action.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense was created to demand action from legislators (state and federal), companies, and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms.The organization was founded by stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts on Dec. 15, 2012, in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

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The organization has become a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In December 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to unite a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to change the game and end the epidemic of gun violence that affects every community.

Moms Demand Action says it supports the 2nd Amendment, but believes that "common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day."

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