Posted July 31, 2015 5:00 pm by Comments

By Robert Farago

Debby Yettter (courtesy courier-journal.com)

Over at courier-journal.com, reporter Debby Yetter [above] takes a look at the Bluegrass State’s civilian disarmament movement. The majority of her piece, ‘Ky., Ind. moms pushing for gun safety’, presents a history of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, including a lengthy profile of founder Shannon Watts. Yetter doesn’t offer much in the way of information about Kentucky’s anti-gun activists. Here it is, such as it is . . .

After her 4-year-old son was shot in the head with a loaded handgun he found at a relative’s home, Haley Rinehart, of Bowling Green, Ky., began searching for a support group of mothers concerned about firearms safety.

That was in 2002 and she found none. But as her son, Eli Parker, now 18, recovered from the bullet that entered his eye and passed through his brain, Rinehart kept looking.

It took 10 years. But after the 2012 mass slayings at Sandy Hook Elementary, where a disturbed gunman killed 20 small children and six adults, Rinehart said she learned of a newly formed group, “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.”

“A friend sent me information on ‘Moms,’ and I contacted them,” Rinehart said. “I’m like, ‘hook me up! …read more

Source:: Truth About Guns

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