Update #4 ·

This historic victory:

Something extraordinary happened last night that all of us can and should be proud of. Washington State has become the first state ever to close the background check loophole by popular vote.

And while not every Gun Sense Champion came out ahead in yesterday's election, this historic victory is proof of what our movement can do when we come together. 

I want to give you just a small glimpse of what supporters and volunteers like you did this election to mobilize more than one million Gun Sense Voters all across the country. 

Watch the short video we made about the growing power of this movement -- and then share it with your friends and family.

For a generation, the gun lobby has had the field to itself. Candidates couldn't talk about guns without the threat of being targeted for defeat. 

But you and a million people like you are changing the game. For the first time ever, candidates at all levels are running -- and winning -- on their support for stronger gun laws. Case in point: Voters in Colorado, New York, and Connecticut re-elected governors who took action to close the background check loophole in their states. 

We may not win every race or successfully defend every Gun Sense Champion. But just remember that the gun lobby has scared a small, vocal minority into thinking that the government will take their guns away. As moms, dads, and concerned citizens, we're afraid that someone will take our children away. 

You tell me who's going to win. 

Thank you for your hard work, commitment, and support. 

Let's keep it up, 

Shannon Watts
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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