Guests: Bob Mokos, Survivor Fellow, Everytown for Gun Safety; Jennifer Rosen Heinz, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
Rights don’t come without responsibility says Bob Mokos, a gun owner, retired military, airline pilot, NRA member and a Survivor Fellow with Everytown for Gun Safety. Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Survivor Fellow means that Bob Mokos has personally experienced the loss of a loved one at the hands of a gun. On July 19, 1986, Bob’s sister, Diane, was shot in the head as she was entering her car in a parking lot. The shooter was never caught.
It wasn’t until after the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children and six adults were shot and killed by a 20-year-old gunman that Mokos’ personal grief began to emerge publicly.
On this program, the first in a two-part series, Bob Mokos is joined by Jennifer Rosen Heinz, a leader and trainer in Madison with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. They discuss the Second Amendment, the gun lobby, the evolution of the NRA, mass shootings, guns in schools, and common sense steps that can be taken to reduce gun violence and make communities safer.