A Tragic Summer and the Need to Uphold Missouri’s Concealed Carry Permitting System

Orlando. Dallas. Baton Rouge. And last week, it was Kansas City, KS in mourning, after a gunman shot and killed Police Captain Robert "Dave" Melton, an Iraq War veteran and longtime police officer gunned down as he investigated a reported drive-by shooting. We knew long before this summer that our country faces a gun violence problem far worse than those in other developed countries. But the past two months have shaken the nation and increased the need for Missouri leaders to stand up for … [Read more...]

Everytown, Washington Moms Applaud Qualification of Initiative 1491, Washington State’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Measure, for the 2016 Ballot

Following Successful 2014 Background Check Ballot Initiative, Gun Sense Champions Will Once Again Bring the Vote Directly to Washingtonians Measure Would Empower Family Members and Law Enforcement to Help Prevent Tragedies and Save Lives; Mirrors Similar Legislation in California, Connecticut and Indiana SEATTLE – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the … [Read more...]

Tim Kaine Keeps Guns Front and Center as We Head into the DNC

As you may know, Tim Kaine took the National Rifle Association to task yesterday in his first speech as Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential nominee. The approach of the Clinton-Kaine ticket on gun violence prevention is nothing less than a sea change on this issue. No longer are candidates running in fear of the NRA, they are actively bucking it. No longer is gun violence prevention the third rail of politics, it’s a marquee issue. Indeed, 2016 will be the year of gun safety. In Miami … [Read more...]

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Newtown Survivor Statements on Hillary Clinton’s Selection of Tim Kaine as Vice Presidential Nominee

Tim Kaine Has Always Bucked the NRA and Put the Safety of Americans First; 2016 Proves to be the Year of Gun Safety as Clinton and Kaine Form Gun Sense Ticket for White House Hundreds of Gun Safety Advocates from Everytown and Moms Demand Action to Gather in Philadelphia Before Setting Off to Elect Gun Sense Champion Hillary Clinton as President and Win Other Gun Safety Priorities at the Ballot Box in November NEW YORK – In response to reports that Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine as … [Read more...]

Mike Pence, the NRA’s A-Rated Pick for Vice-President

As Governor Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s nominee for Vice President, takes the stage at the RNC tonight, here’s some context on why the NRA is thrilled with this pick. Pence has a long political career of supporting dangerous policies pushed by the gun lobby—all while receiving funding from the gun lobby to support his political ambitions. Rather than strengthening public safety laws—even as Indiana continued to supply crime guns to cities around the country—Governor Pence has parroted the gun … [Read more...]

Gun Politics at the DNC: Gun Violence Prevention Leaders, Survivors and Hundreds of Advocates in Philadelphia as 2016 Proves to be The Year of Gun Safety

Hundreds of Gun Safety Advocates from Everytown and Moms Demand Action Will Gather in Philadelphia Before They Set Off to Elect Hillary Clinton as the First-Ever Gun Sense President and Win Other Gun Safety Priorities at the Ballot Box in November Everytown to Co-Host ‘United Against Hate’ Post-Gavel Party with the Human Rights Campaign on Wednesday Night; Everytown Creative Council Chair Julianne Moore to Join Panel Discussion on Thursday PHILADELPHIA – In an election cycle that has … [Read more...]

Wait, Why Can’t Ohio Do Anything About Open Carry in Cleveland?

As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland, the tension surrounding the open carry of firearms is still on the rise. After weeks of violence – from Dallas to Baton Rouge – the extremist, unsafe NRA-worldview of guns for anyone, anywhere, at any time is catching the attention of Ohioans as gun extremists plan to hit the streets of the convention while openly carrying firearms. In the midst of the worst mass shooting of law enforcement officers in Dallas earlier this … [Read more...]

Statement from John Feinblatt, President of Everytown for Gun Safety on Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Shooting

Everytown and Major Cities Chiefs Research Found that 52 Percent of Law Enforcement Homicides Are Committed by People Likely Prohibited from Having Guns Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence by the Numbers Available Here NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety president John Feinblatt released the following statement after reports that at least three law enforcement officers were shot and killed, while several others others were shot and injured, this morning in Baton Rouge. The … [Read more...]

In wake of Dallas Shooting and Ahead of RNC, Open Carry and NRA “Guns Everywhere” Culture in the Spotlight

As Cleveland prepares for the Republican National Convention, there are serious questions and concerns about how Ohio’s open carry law will affect the work of police officers charged with protecting public safety during the expected protests. Under Ohio law, people can openly carry guns in public without a permit or safety training. The law even prevents cities like Cleveland from adopting their own common-sense public safety protections. Sadly, these questions have become more urgent after … [Read more...]

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Newtown Survivor Statement on Reports That Donald Trump Will Likely Select Mike Pence as Running Mate

Pence’s Views on Gun Violence Prevention are Extreme, Out of Step with Vast Majority of Americans Who Support Common-Sense Public Safety Laws NEW YORK – In response to reports that Donald Trump will likely select Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown, today released the following statement. STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER, MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA: “Governor … [Read more...]