Everytown for Gun Safety and West Virginia Moms Release New Bipartisan Poll That Finds 83 Percent of West Virginians Favor Requiring a Permit to Carry Concealed Guns in Public

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Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the West Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released a new bipartisan poll, available here, that finds 83 percent of likely voters in West Virginia – including 81 percent of gun owners – favor requiring permits to carry a concealed handgun in public in West Virginia. The poll also revealed that West Virginians are 50 percent less likely to vote for a candidate who supported a repeal of permitting requirements like SB … [Read more...]

Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Release New TV Ad, “Backpacks, Not Bullets,” in Opposition to Guns in Schools Bills

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Ad Highlights NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre “No Guns in America’s Schools, Period” Speech at 1999 NRA Convention; Will Run March 5 – 13 Across Florida Coalition of Moms, Students, Law Enforcement Officials, Educators, Gun Violence Survivors, and Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus to Rally Against Five Guns in Schools Bills at State Capitol Monday Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released a new television ad, titled … [Read more...]

Texas Moms and Everytown for Gun Safety Respond to Third Unintentional Child Shooting in Houston in Four Days

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Moms Demand Action’s BE SMART Campaign Aims to Prevent Child Access Shootings; #NotAnAccident The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to the third unintentional child shooting in Houston in four days and called on all Americans to ‘Be SMART’, the Moms’ campaign to prevent these kinds of tragedies: Today a 5-year old boy shot and critically injured his 6-year-old brother at his home; On Sunday, March 1, a 4-year … [Read more...]

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action Thank Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski for Her Leadership on Gun Violence Prevention

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In response to today’s retirement announcement from Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applaud her tireless leadership on gun violence prevention and common-sense gun reform. Statement from Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America: “As the longest-serving woman in the history of the Senate, Senator Mikulski has made an incredible impact in advocating for sensible gun reforms … [Read more...]

Missouri Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Texas County Mass Shooting That Killed Seven People and Injured Another

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Thursday Night Shooting in Texas County, MO is One of at Least 125 Mass Shootings Since 2009 See Everytown for Gun Safety’s Full Analysis of Mass Shootings in America Here The Missouri Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the below statement today in response to a Thursday night mass shooting in Texas County, Missouri, in which seven people were shot and killed and one person was shot and injured across four nearby homes. The … [Read more...]

Rhode Island Moms, Everytown: Domestic Violence Legislation Introduced Today Will Save Women’s Lives

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Bill Introduced Today by Sen. Cynthia Coyne and Rep. Teresa Tanzi Will Close Gaps in RI Law That Allow Domestic Abusers to Access Guns The Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in support of Senator Cynthia Coyne and Representative Teresa Tanzi’s legislation to keep guns away from domestic abusers: “Red and blue states all across the country have taken action to tackle this problem, and … [Read more...]

Michigan Moms, Everytown Speak Out Against S.B. 34, Urge Governor Snyder to Veto Dangerous Gun Legislation

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Passed by Michigan House Today, Bill Would Remove Important Provisions Allowing Law Enforcement to Deny Concealed Pistol Licenses to Dangerous People Bill Now Goes to Governor Snyder’s Desk The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today urged Governor Snyder to veto S.B. 34, a bill the Michigan House passed today that would strip Michigan law enforcement of the authority to deny concealed pistol licenses to dangerous people. … [Read more...]

Kansas Moms, Everytown Condemn Senate’s Passage of Dangerous Gun Bill, S.B. 45

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S.B. 45, Which Passed Kansas Senate Today, Would Allow People Who Have Never Handled Guns Before to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns in Public The Kansas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today condemned the Senate’s passage of S.B. 45, legislation that would effectively dismantle the state’s concealed carry licensing system. The bill now moves to the Kansas House of Representatives. If S.B. 45 becomes law, Kansas would become one of only … [Read more...]

New Jersey Moms Applaud Introduction of Life-Saving Background Checks Bill

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SB 2785 Keeps Guns Out of the Hands of Felons, Domestic Abusers and Other Dangerous People The New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today applauded Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s introduction of SB 2785—a bill that closes a dangerous loophole in current New Jersey law that makes it too easy for felons, domestic abusers, and other dangerous people to buy rifles and shotguns. Under current law, a person may use a decades-old permit to buy a long gun—even … [Read more...]

Florida Moms: Bethune-Cookman Shooting Should Be Wake-up Call to Lawmakers to Keep Guns Off Campus

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Shooting at Bethune-Cookman University Monday Night the 108th School Shooting Since Sandy Hook Tragedy In response to the shooting at Bethune-Cookman University Monday night that injured three students, the Florida Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: “Once again we’re devastated to learn about another shooting on a Florida campus, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” said Chryl Anderson, a volunteer with the Florida … [Read more...]