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Anti-Gun Violence Advocate Shannon Watts on How Change Will Come by Thinking Small (Video)

Anti-gun violence advocate Shannon Watts offered a blunt message for people looking to move the needle on gun violence: Start local.

Congress is not where this work begins but where it ends,” Watts said during a panel discussion at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast on Friday at New York City’s Time Warner Center. “We are fighting in the states.”

Watts said her organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, had “a 90 percent track record of killing NRA bills” at the state level but had also played an instrumental role in passing “good bills” across the country to restrict access to firearms. Watts cited laws across the country that closed background-check loopholes and disarmed domestic abusers.

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“We are winning,” she added. “But we need everyone to get off the sidelines to get involved.

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