Senators Schumer, Blumenthal and Murphy Join Everytown, Moms Demand Action and Gun Violence Survivors to Demand a Vote on Legislation to Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands

Cruel Summer of Gun Violence – from Charleston to Chattanooga to Lafayette and Events that Kill 88 Americans Everyday – Highlight Need for Common-Sense Gun Laws Survivors from Charleston, Aurora, Isla Vista and Others Travel to D.C.to Demand a Vote from Congress on Background Check Legislation WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Chuck Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, along with … [Read more...]

Another NRA Defeat: North Carolina Moms Successfully Defend Handgun Background Check Requirement From Gun Lobby-Backed Repeal Effort

NC Legislature Rejects Gun Lobby Attempt to Repeal Background Checks for Handgun Buyers RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements today after successfully removing a gun lobby-backed provision out of HB 562 that would have repealed North Carolina’s requirement that all handgun buyers first pass a criminal background check and obtain a pistol permit—and made it easy for prohibited … [Read more...]

Louisiana Moms Demand Action, Everytown Reaction to Governor Jindal Calling for Other States to Strengthen Gun Laws

"Let's Focus on Louisiana, Too" -- Louisiana Moms Demand Action Leader NEW ORLEANS – In response to Governor Bobby Jindal's call for tougher gun laws in other states, the Louisiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement from gun violence survivor and volunteer leader Sara Cusimano: "Governor Jindal, we are all shaken by what happened in Lafayette last week -- and we agree that other states have a … [Read more...]

Louisiana Moms, Aurora Theatre Shooting Survivor Respond to Lafayette Movie Theater Shooting in Which Two Were Killed and Nine Were Injured

NEW ORLEANS — Everytown for Gun Safety today released statements from the Louisiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and from Tom Teves, whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora movie theater tragedy, in response to the shooting on Thursday evening at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana in which two people were killed and nine people were injured. The shooting occurred just days after the third anniversary of the mass shooting in an … [Read more...]

Georgia Moms, Everytown Respond to Suwanee Domestic-Violence Related Shooting that Killed Three, Including Two Children

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to a shooting that occurred on Wednesday morning in a Suwanee home in which a gunman shot and killed three people, including his girlfriend and her two children, and injured one other before shooting and killing himself. The shooting victims include Rebecca Manning, 37, her 9-year-old son, Jacob Smith; and her 8-year-old son, … [Read more...]

Everytown And Moms Demand Action Launch New Ad Campaign Calling On Congress To Close NRA-Backed Loophole That Allowed Charleston Shooter To Obtain Gun With An Incomplete Background Check

Within One Week, More Than 100,000 People Have Signed Petition Calling on Retailer Cabela’s to Adopt Same Policy; #NoCheckNoSale NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, today unveiled a new ad campaign, calling on Congress to close the NRA-backed loophole that allows gun sales to proceed even if a background check is incomplete. Starting today, the ad will run as a homepage takeover on Politico.com and later this week, a … [Read more...]

Everytown, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America Issue Statement in Support of Families Whose Loved Ones Were Killed in Aurora Theater Mass Shooting Nearly Three Years Ago

DENVER – As the verdict in the trial of the accused Aurora shooter is expected and the third anniversary approaches of the mass shooting at a movie theater that killed 12 people and left more than 70 others with life-altering injuries, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America issued a statement of solidarity with the families and friends whose lives were forever changed on July 20, 2012. STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE … [Read more...]

Everytown, Tennessee Moms Demand Action, and Former Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield Issue Statement on Mass Shooting that Killed Four Military Service Members, Injured Others

CHATANOOGA, Tenn. — Following reports of a shooting near military facilities in Chattanooga today that killed four military service members and injured others, including one law enforcement officer, Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statements: “Today my thoughts are with the military and law enforcement officials shot today in my home city of Chattanooga,” said Ron Littlefield, former Chattanooga Mayor and member of the Tennessee Coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. … [Read more...]

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Laud Rep. Clyburn’s Legislation to Close Loophole that Allowed Charleston Shooter to Obtain Gun with an Incomplete Background Check

Nearly 100,000 People Have Signed Petition Calling on Retailer Cabela’s to Adopt Same #NoCheckNoSale Policy as Walmart, Big 5 Sporting Goods and Other Responsible Retailers that Refuse to Sell Guns Without Completed Background Check NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, today lauded legislative efforts by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn that would stop retailers from selling guns before a criminal background check on the buyer is … [Read more...]

South Carolina Moms, Everytown Respond to Orangeburg County Shooting that Killed Four, Including Two Children

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to a reported mass shooting that occurred on Wednesday morning in a Holly Hill home in which an unidentified gunman shot and killed four people and injured one other. The shooting victims include an adult male; Krystal Hutto, 28; Shamekia Sanders, 17; Tamara Perry, 14; and an 8-year-old boy who was shot and injured. … [Read more...]