North Dakota Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Everytown Applaud Passage of Bipartisan Bill That Will Help Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Senate Bill 2309, Signed This Week by the Governor, Requires State Authorities to Submit Domestic Violence Restraining Orders to Background Check System BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today thanked the state’s elected officials for enacting SB 2309, a bill that will protect domestic violence survivors and all North Dakotans by requiring domestic violence restraining order records to be submitted to … [Read more...]

Brigadier General (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD, Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to Congressional Vote on Gun Lobby-Backed Legislation That Would Put More Veterans with Severe Mental Illness in Danger

With a Veteran Suicide Rate 20 Percent Higher Than Civilians, Legislation Would Remove Nearly 170,000 Records of Veterans with Severe Mental Illness Who Are Prohibited from Purchasing Firearms from the Background Check System, Allowing Them to Buy Guns H.R. 1181 is Latest Gun Lobby Attempt to Rollback Existing Gun Laws; Last Month President Trump Signed Repeal of Rule Requiring Submission of Records into Background Check System for Social Security Recipients Prohibited from Buying Guns … [Read more...]

Arkansas Moms Demand Action, Everytown Condemn Governor Hutchinson’s “Shameful” Announcement That he Plans to Sign Bill That Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns on Campus and Also Allow Concealed Handguns at Sporting Events, Bars and Airports

HB 1249, Which Faces Strong Objection from Arkansas’ Colleges and Campus Police, Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns on Campus by Requiring Them to Let Students, Faculty and Visitors Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns on Campus Additionally, the Bill Would Force Public Buildings and Parks to Allow Guns, and Also Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns in Crowded Places Such as Sporting Events, Bars and Airports LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in … [Read more...]

Lucy McBath, Mother of Slain Teenager Jordan Davis, Applauds Introduction of New Legislation to Help Fight Hate Crimes

Approximately 8,000 Hate Crimes Per Year Involve Guns WASHINGTON – Lucy McBath, faith and outreach leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement applauding the introduction of new legislation in Congress by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) that would help fight hate crimes in America, provide support for victims of hate violence and grow the research on the intersection of hate crime and gun crime. Approximately … [Read more...]

Nebraska Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Everytown Criticize Committee Vote on Dangerous Gun Bill That Puts Nebraska Communities at Risk

LB 68, Advanced Wednesday by the Government, Military and Veterans Committee Affairs Committee, Would Prevent Nebraska Cities and Villages from Enforcing Common-Sense Public Safety Measures Bill Would Also Allow the National Rifle Association to Sue Nebraska Cities Over Life-Saving Local Firearms Ordinances, at Taxpayers’ Expense LINCOLN, Neb. — Volunteers with the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the … [Read more...]

Everytown, Arkansas Moms Demand Action Release New Print Ad Urging Gov. Hutchinson to Veto Dangerous Bill That Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns on Campus

Since 2013, Arkansas Colleges and Universities Have Had the Option to Allow Certain Full-Time Staff Members to Carry Guns on Campus but No School Has Chosen to Do So Ad Asks Governor Hutchinson to Stand by His Own Statement That Only Professionals with Rigorous Training Should Carry Guns on College Campuses Nationwide Polling Shows 95 Percent of College Presidents and 94 Percent of College Faculty Oppose Guns on Campus LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the … [Read more...]

Lucy McBath, Mother of Slain Teenager Jordan Davis, Denounces Florida Senate Passage of Stand Your Ground Law Expansion

SB 128 Will Effectively Require Stand Your Ground Defendants to Be Convicted Twice, Once in Front of a Judge and Again in Front of a Jury TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Lucy McBath, faith and outreach leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety, whose son, Jordan Davis, was killed in a Florida gas station parking lot in a dispute over loud music, today released the following statement denouncing the state Senate's passage of SB 128, which will expand Florida's … [Read more...]

Arkansas Moms Demand Action, Everytown Denounce House Passage of Bill That Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns On Campus and Also Allow Concealed Handguns at Sporting Events, Bars and Airports

HB 1249 Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns on Campus by Requiring Them to Let Students, Faculty and Visitors to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns on Campus Additionally, the Newly Amended Bill Would Force Public Buildings and Parks to Allow Guns, and Also Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns in Crowded Places Such as Sporting Events, Bars and Airports LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released … [Read more...]

Storm Didn’t Stop Moms: Maryland Moms Demand Action Volunteers and Gun Violence Survivor Testify for Gun Safety Despite Weather

Moms Testified Late into Tuesday Night, Urged Legislators to Pass Senate Bills 1424 and 1448; Bills Would Improve Maryland’s Background Check System and Help Keep Women Safe from Domestic Violence Colin Goddard, Who Survived Virginia Tech Shooting, Also Testified ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Braving the elements, volunteers with the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and a member of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, testified late … [Read more...]

New Poll: 62 Percent of Nebraskans Oppose Stripping Cities of the Ability to Pass Common-Sense Public Safety Laws

Poll Results Demonstrate Opposition among Gun Owners and Poll Respondents from Both Major Parties to Legislation That Would Prohibit Cities and Villages from Enacting or Enforcing Gun Safety Laws Poll Also Shows Strong Support for Nebraska’s Concealed Carry Permit Requirement and for a Proposal to Require Notification of Law Enforcement When a Prospective Gun Buyer Fails a Background Check LINCOLN, Neb. – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action … [Read more...]