Mothers Against Guns

Shannon Watts:

As the day went on, my sadness and anger turned into resolve. I didn’t know quite what to do, but I knew I had to do something to prevent this from happening to my children or to anyone’s children.

At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom of five living in Indianapolis. Because I had no experience in politics or activism, my first instinct was to look for an existing organization of women taking on the issue of gun violence in America, but my search turned up empty. Where was the Mothers Against Drunk Driving of gun violence prevention?

I decided to try and reach out to other American moms who I knew in my gut were feeling the same way as I was. I opened my laptop in my kitchen and started a Facebook page. That day, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was born.

God bless Shannon and all the mothers in her movement. May their tribe increase!

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.