With The NRA Under Fire, Gun Control Groups Flex Campaign Muscles

With The NRA Under Fire, Gun Control Groups Flex Campaign Muscles

Jack Sinclair, holding the O sign, with other supporters of Moms Demand Action, at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Charlotte, North Carolina, in January. Jack Sinclair first started donating to groups that support stricter gun regulations in 2013 — after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “After the Las Vegas shooting, I decided it was time to stop being just a periodic donor, and I became a monthly donor,” Sinclair said, referring to the October 2017 incident in which a shooter opened fire on hundreds of concertgoers at a music festival. He got more involved: He lived in California at the time and joined a local chapter of Moms Demand Action. “It was good to talk to people who cared about the same issue that I did. And then a month after my first meeting was Parkland, and I kind of just dove in,” he said. “My wife and I both became leaders within our local group and have been involved ever since.” Last summer they moved to Indian Trail, North Carolina, a suburb about 16 miles from downtown Charlotte. He’s now the volunteer elections lead with the North Carolina Chapter of Moms Demand Action. In many ways, Sinclair typifies a growing chunk of the progressive electorate, one that groups like Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety are hoping to target. They are spending on campaign ads at a level usually only seen by major players, like the National Rifle Association, as they […]

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