by Steve Haruch
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Nashville chapter of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host an open house at McCabe Park Community Center in Sylvan Park. According to an email received by the Scene, "The Open House will provide an opportunity for our community to come together to 'Meet in the Middle' and support common sense gun legislation in our state." Scheduled guest speakers include Attorney Hal McDonough, U.S. Attorney’s office, and Pastor Adam Kelchner, Belmont United Methodist Church. Furthermore, the email explains:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was founded to demand action now to:
1. Reinstate the assault weapons ban and ban ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds
2. Require background checks for all gun purchasers
3. Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF
4. Limit the scope of concealed weapons laws at the state level.
In light of recent important legislative action, perhaps the organization (formerly known as One Million Moms for Gun Control) will have to change their name again to include knives and swords. But that's neither here nor there. Full release below:
Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Nashville Chapter hosts Open House at McCabe Community Center
Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The gun safety advocacy group Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Nashville Chapter will hold an Open House at McCabe Community Center Saturday, March 2. Everyone is invited to join the event encouraging Tennesseans to “Meet Us in the Middle” on common sense gun regulation.
The Open House will feature guest speakers including Attorney Hal McDonough, U.S. Attorney’s office, Gang/Drug Unit speaking on local gun laws and Pastor Adam Kelchner, Belmont United Methodist Church speaking on gun violence in our country.
This event will provide a place for members of our local community to join together, to learn the mission and goals of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and to discuss how we can work together to reduce gun violence in our country. We will also make “Shamrocks for Safety” to send to Congressional representatives and provide other opportunities to reach out to elected officials.
The fast-growing grassroots movement has changed its name two months after it was formed in order to better define its mission — to urge legislators to take action now on new and stronger common-sense gun laws.
The McCabe Community Center Club Room is located at 101 46th Avenue N Nashville 37209.
About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action on common-sense gun legislation. The bi-partisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that have jeopardized the safety of our children and families. In just two months, the organization has established more than 80 chapters across the United States and has tens of thousands of members. For more information, go to www.momsdemandaction.org.