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Moms, Mayors Join Forces In Gun Control Movement

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The merger will presumably give the year-old Moms Demand Action access to Mayors Against Illegal Guns' deep pockets -- the Bloomberg-founded group dropped $350,000 in two Colorado recall elections alone, and is eyeing other fronts in the gun control battle.

“Gun violence used to be something that happened only in other cities, other communities, but now every mother and every American knows the fear of ‘what if?’ – what if it were my community or my child’s school?” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, said in the release. “That’s why we’ve come together to fight this tragedy – to save our children’s lives, save American lives and protect the places where we all live, work and go to school. This partnership ensures mothers will continue to play an important role in gun violence prevention for decades to come.”