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Shannon Watts and Casey Weinstein: The Dangers of Fighting for Gun Safety

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Shannon Watts and Casey Weinstein: The Dangers of Fighting for Gun Safety

"I really had to make a decision quickly, which was, am I going to be intimidated and afraid and stand down and not do this work or am I going to double down and let that become white noise and just forge ahead and refuse to be silenced and intimidated and I chose the latter.” - Shannon Watts

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, and Casey Weinstein, state representative for Ohio’s District 37, talk about gun safety and the intimidation they have received for standing up for what they believe.

Shannon founded Moms Demand Action in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. It has since grown to a grassroots movement with nearly 6 million supporters in the Everytown for Gun Safety network. You can find Shannon herself on Twitter and Instagram at @ShannonRWatts and her organization at @MomsDemand.

Casey was elected to represent District 37 in the Ohio House of Representatives in 2018, flipping the seat from Republican to Democrat. You can find him on Twitter at @RepWeinstein.

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