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December 21st, 2012
07:09 AM ET

Moms wage war against guns after Newtown tragedy; Zoraida Sambolin reports

A group of mothers who were inspired by the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are now banding together to push for stronger gun laws. Prompted to take action in the wake of the tragedy, they began the group, Women Against Assault Rifles, or "Waar". Their goal is to have as much as an affect on gun legislation in America as the group "Madd", or Mothers Against Drunk Driving, has had on drunk driving laws. Zoraida Sambolin met up with a group of these motivated mothers yesterday.

Sambolin says what all the mothers “agree on is a federal ban on assault rifles.” Erin Combs doesn’t want the Newtown tragedy to become the new normal and believes it’s the group’s responsibility to protect not only their own children, but all children. “It’s power in numbers and emotion,” Erin Combs says. “The formula for me that I see in my brain is very clear. Less gun availability equals less gun violence.”

Medha Thomas realizes that their fight is a long one and tough one. “This is not a one-month fix. This is not a one-year fix. This is a decade-long fix,” Thomas says. The challenge is to keep the conversation going in Washington for decisive action to occur. “To find out more about WAAR, you can check out their website,” Sambolin says. http://www.waar.org/.

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  1. Time to View

    The only way to call the gun bully out is to bully back and you can count me in! Starting with Ted Nugent, there is no one better with whom to start. Then let me have Alex Jones, I am a Texan too and he's got nothing on me when it comes to showing stripes, backbone and a fearlessness. I can shout right back and that is the only way to speak to the likes of them. Just give me one round! Please!

    January 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  2. Ronnie Baylis

    Thank you ladies! Well said and will do all I can to support you. Sense needs to be made of this craziness! There is no need for assault weapons on our streets.

    December 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply

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