Kroger Customers and Employees Speak out: Nearly 300,000 Signatures on Petition Demanding Kroger Family Stores Prohibit Open Carry of Guns

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Moms Deliver Petitions to Kroger Headquarters and Stores Nationwide; Meanwhile Kroger Employee Starts Her Own Petition and US Senators Call for #GroceriesNotGuns This week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will deliver nearly 300,000 petition signatures calling on the Kroger Family of Stores to ensure the safety and security of its customers and employees by asking guests not to openly carry guns in its stores. Moms members have already made nearly 10,500 phone calls to Kroger … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Statements on Jury Conviction of Michael Dunn on Jordan Davis’s Murder

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After a 10-day trial and approximately 4.5 hours of deliberation, a Florida jury today found Michael Dunn guilty of first degree murder for killing Jordan Davis, an unarmed 17-year-old, with a gun in November 2012. An Everytown analysis of Stand Your Ground laws found that in states with these types of laws, justifiable homicide rates increased by 53 percent, while they decreased by 5 percent in states without these laws. The National Rifle Association has advocated for these types of laws, … [Read more...]

Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud Governor Brown for Signing Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill into Law

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California Gun Violence Survivors, Moms, Mayors, Law Enforcement and Gun Violence Prevention Groups Worked Together to Defeat Gun Lobby Opposition and Support This Major Step Forward for Public Safety Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applaud Governor Brown for signing Assembly Bill 1014 today, a new law to prevent gun violence in California, despite opposition from the National Rifle Association, California Rifle and Pistol Association, Gun Owners of … [Read more...]

Back to School: Two School Shootings Today Only Hours Apart Should Be Call to Action for Political Leaders

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Shootings at Albemarle HS in Albemarle, NC and Fern Creek HS in Louisville, KY are the 49th and 50th School Shootings in 2014; See Full List Here Two school shootings at high schools in North Carolina and Kentucky today – only hours apart – are the 85th and 86th school shootings since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago. Following the shooting in Albemarle, in which it is reported at least one student was injured, and the shooting in Louisville, in which one … [Read more...]

Murphy, Blumenthal, Feinstein Urge Kroger Grocery Stores to Ban Openly Carried Firearms in Stores

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U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on Kroger Co. CEO, W. Rodney McMullen, to implement new policies that would prevent individuals from openly carrying firearms into the company’s stores. “As you know, gun extremists in several states have exploited the current Kroger policy by flaunting assault rifles as they shopped. There is simply no reason why someone would need an AK-47 to purchase milk, bread, or other basic … [Read more...]

New Seasons Market Stands Up for Oregon Families, Proactively Adopts Policy to Protect Customers from Gun Violence and Intimidation

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New Seasons’ Announcement on Heels of Panera’s Proactive Gun Sense Policy Change Momentum Building in Moms Campaign Urging Kroger Family of Stores, the Nation’s Largest Supermarket Chain, to Prohibit the Open Carry of Firearms Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applauds New Seasons Market, a chain of more than a dozen grocery stores located in Oregon and Washington, for adopting a new store policy that asks guests to leave their firearms at home. New Seasons’ announcement this week … [Read more...]

Texas Moms Applaud Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Decision to Not Mix Guns and Alcohol

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The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the statement below following the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) decision to drop proposed rules allowing establishments with an alcohol license to sell alcohol during gun shows. STATEMENT FROM CLAIRE ELIZABETH, VOLUNTEER, MOMS DEMAND ACTION – TEXAS CHAPTER: "At the hearing in August, we showed up as the voice of reason to say what we, Texas Moms, know: guns and alcohol just don’t mix. We applaud the … [Read more...]

‘Badass’ Moms Take Gun Fight To NRA’s Home Turf

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By Ben Hallman, Huffington Post The next contender in the fight to knock the most feared lobbying association in the United States off its powerful perch is a 43-year-old former stay-at-home mother from suburban Indianapolis named Shannon Watts. With access to Michael Bloomberg's deep pockets and the force of more than 2 million dedicated supporters, Watts in recent months convinced the CEOs of several major U.S. companies to take a stand against guns in their stores and restaurants. Her … [Read more...]

Everytown Releases Endorsements, TV Ads and Announces Gun Sense Voter Campaign Road Show Heading to Washington State

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Everytown Endorses a YES Vote on Washington State I-594, The Nation’s Only Statewide Background Initiative on Ballot this November Everytown Endorses State and Federal Candidates who have Shown Leadership in Effort to Keep Communities Safe from Gun Violence; TV Ads Featuring Gun Violence Survivors To Air In Local Markets; gunsensevoter.org/endorsements Everytown for Gun Safety today issued its first-ever list of state and federal candidate endorsements for the upcoming midterm elections. The … [Read more...]

“FLORIDA MASS SHOOTING MUST BE A CALL TO ACTION,” SAYS EVERTYOWN FOR GUN SAFETY AFTER EIGHT PEOPLE ARE KILLED

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Tonight’s Murder-Suicide Mass Shooting Killing Six Children and Two Adults in Bell, FL was the 111th since 2009 See Everytown’s Full Analysis of Mass Shootings in America Here In response to reports of a murder-suicide where it has been reported that a grandfather with a prior criminal record that should have prohibited him from possessing firearms killed six grandchildren ranging in age from 3 months to 10 years old and his daughter in Bell, FL, Everytown for Gun Safety calls on elected … [Read more...]