Shannon Watts: Talk about gun storage before turkey

The gun control advocate took to social media to urge those headed to spend time with friends and family on Thanksgiving to ask them about how they store their guns beforehand.

“It’s #ThanksgivingWeek: Have you asked the friends and family your kids are visiting if there are guns in their homes and how they store them?” said Watts, founder of Bloomberg-allied Mom’s Demand Action.

“Please please please ask about how your Thanksgiving hosts store their guns. I’ve heard too many stories about loaded guns in shoe boxes, under the bed or on the fridge,” she continued, linking to Everytown’s Be Smart for Kids campaign which stresses responsible gun storage as a cornerstone to prevent unintentional shootings.

The message from Watts is more understated than those used in past years. In 2014, Everytown and Moms Demand Action provided its members a gun control flashcard of sorts, packed with figures and facts, to use around the dinner table while also pushing gun control-themed Thanksgiving arts and crafts including a “gun sense turkey.”

A similar campaign in 2013 prompted the National Rifle Association to fire back with a “Bloomberg is full of stuffing” rebuttal.

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