HOUSTON, TX – What’s lemonade got to do with gun reform? Not much, but at City Hall Tuesday, a group of moms made the connection.
Michelle Green of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, explains, “What we’re doing is offering a lemonade stand because Congress gave us lemons on background checks. They did not pass universal background checks the last time they were in session, and we’re going to make lemonade out of it.”
She assures they support of the second amendment, adding, “Many of us are gun owners.”
“The vast majority of Americans– 90% of Americans support background checks,” Green adds, “(but) we don’t speak up. And I think since Newtown we’re starting to.”
Speaking of Newtown, the moms were horrified with the recent demonstration there by gun owners at a Starbucks. Folks showed up packin’ heat to order their Frappuccino’s.
“It just didn’t seem right,” says Stephanie Lundy, also of Moms Demand Action, “and they did wind up closing the Newtown location early that day.”
“We just want a little dialing it down of this type of stuff, but,” says Kelly Bowman, another Moms Demand Action mother, “if you wanna keep the guns out of the hands of the bad guys, we’re gonna have to run everybody through the same system.”
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee turned out to demonstrate her support, “We just had a gun shooting at Denny’s where families were sitting and eating. Who knows what the cause of that is, but…one way we can solve that is to ensure we bring down the number of people who want to do harm having guns!”
Charles Alexander Duff had his own reasons for signing the petition, “I’ve been shot three times, and pretty much, I don’t like it too much. We have the right to bear arms, but to bear arms bears responsibility.”
And until they make sure those bearing arms pass a background check, these moms will be out here pouring lemonade and collecting signatures… fighting for change!
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