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She sat at home, in shock and horror as she watched the news coverage: small children, teachers and office personnel were shot, after a crazed gunman walked into their institution and opened fire.


"Enough is Enough," she told herself, so she started studying up on Gun Control. With her background in media works, as well as some politics, she used her knowledge and resources to reach out to other moms who shared her concerns, and a grassroots movement was born.


Yes. You've probably heard me introduce Shannon R. Watts of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America in this manner, many times before... but... I'm actually NOT talking about her here.


I'm talking about the "ORIGINAL MOM ADVOCATE OF GUN CONTROL, Donna Dees-Thomases, founder of Million Mom March.



Donna Dess- Thomases, just a mom of FIVE (2 of her own and 3 step children), started her mission to end Gun Violence immediately after the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting, in Granada Hills, CA that happened on August 10, 1999. Around 10:50am, racist/ white supremacist, Buford O. Furrow, Jr walked inside the lobby and started shooting. 3 small children, a teen counselor, and an office worker were shot and injured. Furrow ran out of the center, killed a mailman, then left the state. He later surrendered to authorities.


Buford O. Furrow, Jr, like many "Mass Shooters" we've been aware about over the years, was mentally deranged and involved in hate groups, such as Aryan Nations. While in custody in the state of Washington, months prior to the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center Shooting, Furrow was seen by therapists for evaluations and was diagnosed with a mental illness.