Moms Demand Action, one of the largest gun safety groups in the country, announced that Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox has received their “Seal of Approval.”
Moms Demand Action claims to support the Second Amendment and advocates for what they call “common-sense solutions,” which they claim could decrease gun violence in America.
“We are happy to inform you that your campaign has been given the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction,” MDA spokeswoman Byrnne Craig announced in an email to Maddox. “Thank you again for standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety.”
Maddox said, “I’m proud that Moms Demand Action appreciates the position we have taken regarding gun violence in our society. I applaud and support their mission of seeking common sense solutions to this problem.”
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes.
Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, are part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.
Mothers Demand Action opposed Sen. Gerald Allen’s, R-Tuscaloosa, Senate Bill 3, which would have allowed Alabama citizens, who are eligible to own and possess guns, to carry their guns concealed without having to get a concealed carry permit. Their strong vocal opposition was a noted change from previous years and played a tremendous role in defeating SB3.
In 2017, Allen’s bill was approved by the Senate but stalled in committee in the House. In 2018, it never even got out of committee in either chamber. The group also opposed State Rep. Will Ainsworth’s proposed legislation to arm Alabama teachers to protect schools against armed attackers.
Maddox is running for Governor in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2018.