Molly Bursey, the founder of the New Braunfels-San Marcos Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 public forum sponsored by the League of the Women Voters Comal Area (LWVCA) in honor of Women’s History Month.
The event is at the McKenna Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, but the meeting also will be live-streamed on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86098659369? pwd=QzVHOUNTRG45S0lLbTk2U2lEY2ptUT09 (ID: 860 9865 9369, passcode: 673106).
LWVCA also will post a recording of the event on its YouTube Channel, @lwvcomalarea7096.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.
Bursey was a special-ed teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas, when 12 students and one teacher were gunned down by two other students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.
Even after the Sandy Hook School Elementary shooting in Newton, Connecticut, claimed the lives of 20 students and six staff members on Dec. 14, 2012, Bursey still “bought into the American myth — that nothing can be done — so many guns are already out there.
After learning about Moms Demand Action for a Gun Sense in America from a friend, Bursey contacted the San Antonio leaders of Mom Demand Action and learned there was no chapter in New Braunfels.
She decided to start her own, and the group met in October 2016 with three people in attendance. It was the first group outside of a major city.