Bereaved mom McBath pushes gun control as she bids to win Georgia seat for Democrats

Bereaved mom McBath pushes gun control as she bids to win Georgia seat for Democrats

Mom runs for office after son’s death 02:59 "Take the guns first, go through due process second," the President said in a free-wheeling roundtable with lawmakers last February where he also told senators, "You’re afraid of the NRA." It was days after the Parkland school massacre and proposals to cut gun violence and make schools safer were back at the top of the agenda. That should have been music to the ears of McBath, who became a spokeswoman for gun law advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety after her own son was killed. "It’s not enough to just have the movement," she told CNN. "It’s just not enough to have the marches and the rallies and the speeches and the remarks, unless we have people who are willing to create the bills to make this a safer nation." She was moved by the activism of the Parkland survivors and felt it was her turn to do something else. Lucy McBath, a candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, campaigns with a button of her slain son on her shirt. Already exploring a run for Georgia’s state legislature, she decided she wanted to sit at Trump’s table as a lawmaker. As the filing deadline loomed, she declared her candidacy as a Democrat for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. That’s the district north of Atlanta that became home to the most expensive House race in history last year when Democrats sensed an opportunity to seize a long-held Republican seat only to come up […]

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