Shannon Watts didn't set out to start a national movement on the day of the Newtown, Conn., shooting in 2012. She was only looking to vent her frustration about the state of gun control in this country, with the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary as the latest example. So, she started a Facebook page.
Within a week, the 43-year-old Zionsville, Ind., mother of five had hooked up through social media with other mothers nationwide. Today, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has blossomed to nearly 130,000 members and chapters in every state.
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Question: Did you know you were going to touch a nerve when you started your Facebook page?
Answer: I'm sort of the stereotype of the suburban mom. I was in yoga teacher training, and I could not focus. I literally fled. I drove home, and I created the Facebook page. Within a few days, my husband looked at me and said, "This is going to be a big deal."