Resource Opportunity Fair in Wilmington, NC

On May 13, 2017 at Jervay Community Center Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is participating in the Resource Opportunity Fair.  This fair is intended to make the residence of this neighborhood aware of the many groups and resources available to them in the community.  Moms Demand Action will give a presentation on the BeSmart program and help demonstrate how to keep kids safe.  The fair runs from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and all are welcome.  Moms Demand Action will staff a booth and pass out literature and have discussions with attendees.  There will be handouts and prizes for the children.  Some of the groups represented will give performances.  Hope to see you there.

March for Science in Wilmington, NC

The Wilmington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America participated in the March for Science along with over 750 others.  Studying the effects of gun violence helps to understand how to help prevent it.  With the epidemic of deaths in America due to gun violence ( 33,000 per year which is over 90 per day ) this topic needs to be studied and reviewed as much as possible until significant improvements are made.  Facts matter and research saves lives!

“Firearms Not Permitted” Sticker Requests

Through a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America meeting in Wilmington, NC, a Moms member learned of the campaign to place “Firearms Not Permitted” stickers on restaurants and bars.  This member,Mary Beth,  recently asked if she could obtain 10 of these for a friend who owns a retail store in downtown Wilmington.  This owner had an experience where someone came into her store open carrying a firearm.  She was mortified and could not believe this person needed this type of weapon to go shopping.  She discussed this with some of the other businesses in the neighborhood and sought out a possible remedy to avoid this happening again.  This episode was scary for her and her customers.  Mary Beth indicated her friend and several of the adjoining businesses are putting up the stickers to alert clientele that firearms are not permitted in these establishments.  Thank you Mary Beth for helping to keep us all safe while shopping in Wilmington.