Pennsylvania Moms, Survivors of Domestic Violence Praise Lawmakers for Introducing Bill that Would Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Abusers

Legislation Would Close Loophole that Currently Makes it Easy for Certain Convicted Domestic Abusers to Keep Their Guns HARRISBURG, PA-- Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today praised Pennsylvania State Senator Patricia Vance and other lawmakers for introducing bipartisan legislation aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. If passed, the measure would close loopholes that, … [Read more...]

Everytown Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Convicted Domestic Abusers

Ruling in Voisine v. United States Ensures Convicted Domestic Violence Offenders Cannot Possess Guns WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion ensuring that convicted domestic violence offenders cannot buy and possess firearms. Everytown filed an amicus brief in Voisine v. United States, available here, urging the Supreme Court not to arm domestic violence criminals. STATEMENT FROM ELIZABETH AVORE, LEGAL … [Read more...]

Everytown, Missouri Moms Applaud Governor Jay Nixon’s Veto of Dangerous Gun Bill

Today: Governor Nixon Vetoed SB 656, a Bill that Would Have Allowed People to Legally Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Safety Training; 76 Percent of Missourians Oppose Permitless Carry SB 656 Also Would Have Allowed People to Shoot to Kill in Public, Even When They Can Clearly and Safely Walk Away from the Danger JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the … [Read more...]

Historic Sit-in Comes to a Close: Everytown, Moms Respond to Congressional Democrats Standing up for Gun Sense

Lucy McBath, Other Gun Violence Prevention Advocates and Survivors Available for Interviews Upon Request WASHINGTON — Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – part of Everytown for Gun Safety – today released the following statement after the historic sit-in led by Congressman John Lewis and other House Democrats calling for a vote on gun safety legislation. Volunteers with Moms Demand … [Read more...]

Everytown Statement on House Vote on Unrelated Matter After Historic Sit-in by House Democrats Demanding a Vote on Gun Safety

WASHINGTON — Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement after the U.S. House voted on an unrelated matter despite Congressman John Lewis’ and other House Democrats’ historic sit-in and demand for a vote on gun safety legislation today. The sit-in and the Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s press conference today came just two days after the U.S. Senate failed to close two critical gaps in our nation’s gun laws, including a … [Read more...]

Statement From Everytown For Gun Safety President John Feinblatt on the On-Going Historic Sit-In by House Democrats Demanding a Vote on Gun Safety

Today: House Democrats Lead Historic Sit-in Demanding a Vote on Gun Safety Legislation Gun Violence Survivors, Moms Visit Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to #DisarmHate; Interviews Available Upon Request WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today released the following statement on today’s historic Congressional sit-in and press conference demanding action by the U.S. House of Representatives before the Congressional recess, which … [Read more...]

Nearly 100 Moms, Elected Leaders, Gun Violence Survivor Gather for Gun Safety Advocacy Day at California State Capitol to Rally for Legislation Aimed at Closing Dangerous Gap in California’s Gun Laws

Assembly Bill 1511 Awaiting a Vote in the Assembly; Legislation Will Bring California’s Background Check Law In Line with Other States That Have Closed the Background Check Loophole SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, nearly 100 volunteers with the California 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, came together with elected leaders for a press conference and rally to kick-off an advocacy day at … [Read more...]

Everytown, Delaware Moms Praise State Lawmakers for Passing Legislation that Would Close Charleston Loophole

Bill Gives Law Enforcement Time to Complete Background Checks and Prevent Dangerous People from Buying Guns DOVER, Del. – The Delaware chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded state senators for advancing House Bill 325, legislation aimed at closing the “Charleston Loophole” that allows people to purchase guns even though their background checks are not complete. HB 325 will give law enforcement officials more time to … [Read more...]

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Statement on Historic Sit-In by House Democrats Demanding a Vote on Gun Safety

WASHINGTON — Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – part of Everytown for Gun Safety – today released the following statement applauding Congressman John Lewis’ and other House Democrats’ historic sit-in and demand for a vote on gun safety legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives before the Congressional recess, which starts Friday, June 24. The sit-in and the Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s … [Read more...]

In the Wake of Deadliest Shooting in Modern U.S. History Everytown, New Hampshire Moms, Gun Violence Survivor Condemn Senator Ayotte for Voting Against Background Checks

For Third Time in Three Years, Senator Ayotte Votes Against Common Sense Gun Safety Measure CONCORD, N.H. — Members of the New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network – both part of Everytown for Gun Safety – today released the following statements from Survivor Network member Clai Lasher-Sommers and Moms Demand Action volunteer Deidre Reynolds after Senator Kelly Ayotte voted against closing a critical gap in our nation’s background … [Read more...]