Head mom and Michael Bloomberg sock puppet Shannon Watts makes the case that her civilian disarmament organization is happy to work both sides of the aisle.
I think we can (get through to Republican voters). We’re not a partisan organization. We spend a lot of time working both sides of the aisle. We have a great grassroots army on the ground who are constantly meeting with our lawmakers.
When we look at last year, which was our most successful year ever in terms of passing stronger gun laws, in nine of those states, the laws were signed by Republican governors. If you look at the Republicans we’re talking with—Larry Hogan from Maryland and John Kasich—they seem to have had a change of heart and mind. If you have two Republicans who are seemingly good on this issue, it really leaves Donald Trump as the only potential candidate who opposes. That is because he got a $30 million investment from the NRA.
With HR8, the house on background check bill, it was introduced by five Republicans and five Democrats. In some races, like Pennsylvania 1, both the Republican and Democratic candidate had the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense distinction. It is growing and it is possible.
– Shannon Watts in Why Gun Violence is a Women’s Issue