Arizona Moms Respond to School Shooting at Independence High School That Left Two Students Dead

Independence High School Shooting is Seventh School Shooting in 2016; 167th School Shooting Since 2013 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Arizona 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 school shooting at Independence High School in Glendale on Friday morning in which two 15-year-old female students were reportedly shot and killed. The shooter and victims have not yet been identified. This is … [Read more...]

ICYMI: Trifecta of Major Women’s Mags Feature Gun Violence in March Issues

In case you haven’t caught up with reading the latest issues of some of the country’s biggest women’s publications, you may have missed the latest features on women and guns in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Glamour. This trifecta of leading women’s magazines explore different parts of the conversation around women and guns, including: Cosmopolitan’s in-depth reporting on Guns and Relationships, which details the ways gun violence affects single women and includes a conversation guide on … [Read more...]

Oregon Moms, Gun Violence Survivors Applaud House Judiciary Committee for Voting in Support of New Gun Safety Bill

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the House Judiciary Committee for voting in support of House Bill 4147. Gun violence survivors and volunteers with the Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action testified in support of HB 4147 at the House Judiciary Committee hearing last Thursday. STATEMENT FROM KERRY SELBY, A VOLUNTEER WITH THE OREGON CHAPTER … [Read more...]

North Dakota Moms Demand Action Responds to Fatal Shooting of Fargo Police Officer

Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty Responding to Domestic Violence Report Recent Everytown and Major Cities Chiefs Research Found that 52 Percent of Law Enforcement Homicides Committed by People Prohibited from Having Guns BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to news that Fargo police officer Jason Moszer suffered fatal injuries after being shot during a standoff Wednesday … [Read more...]

Michigan Moms Respond to School Shooting at Muskegon Heights High School

Muskegon Heights High School Shooting is Sixth School Shooting in 2016; 166th School Shooting Since 2013 LANSING, Mich.— The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to recent reports of a school shooting at Muskegon Heights High School on Tuesday night in which a 21-year old gunman shot and injured three people with a handgun after being denied entrance to the high school basketball game. Everytown and Moms Demand … [Read more...]

Maryland Moms Demand Action Responds to Fatal Shooting of Two Sheriff’s Deputies in Abdingdon

Longtime Deputies Killed in the Line of Duty in Incident at Shopping Center Recent Everytown and Major Cities Chiefs Research Found that 52 Percent of Law Enforcement Homicides Committed by People Prohibited from Having Guns HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to news that two longtime Hartford County sheriff’s deputies, Patrick Dailey and Mark Logsdon, were shot and killed at a … [Read more...]

Maine Moms Demand Action Announces Hiring of Key Campaign Staff for Maine Background Check Initiative, Opens Three Offices

PORTLAND – Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, a coalition of moms, law enforcement officials, gun violence survivors and gun owners, today announced that it has made two key hires to lead the November initiative to require criminal background checks on all gun sales. David Farmer will serve as campaign manager and Bobby Reynolds will serve as deputy campaign manager. “Maine Moms Demand Action is already working hard to bring together Mainers from across the state to pass this … [Read more...]

Everytown and Cosmopolitan Partner on “Singled Out” Campaign to Expose How Weak Gun Laws Put Single Women at Risk and Empowering Them to Shut Down Gun Lobby Myths

NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety today announced the launch of Singled Out, a new campaign in partnership with Cosmopolitan, exposing how dangerous loopholes in gun laws put single women at risk. As part of the collaboration, the March 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan, hitting newsstands today, includes a comprehensive editorial package called Guns and Relationships, which details the ways gun violence affects single women and includes a conversation guide on how to talk to a partner about guns … [Read more...]

Today at Statehouse: Michigan Moms Testify in Opposition to Bill That Would Fund Gun Lobby Lawsuits Against Michigan Cities at Taxpayer Expense

House Bill 4795 Would Allow the Gun Lobby to Sue Local Governments for Enforcing Reasonable Public Safety Laws and Force Michigan Taxpayers to Foot the Bill LANSING, Mich. – Today, volunteers with the Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, testified at Michigan’s House Local Government Committee hearing in opposition to House Bill 4795. If enacted, the bill would give the NRA and other out-of-state special interest groups the … [Read more...]

State Legislature Doing Favors for the Gun Lobby, Punishing Michigan Cities and Michigan Taxpayers

Tomorrow, the Michigan House Local Government Committee will consider HB 4795, a bill that, if enacted, would line the pockets of the gun lobby by giving the NRA and other out-of-state special interest groups the power to sue local governments for enforcing reasonable gun laws—and entitling them to large payouts at Michigan taxpayers’ expense. The bill would also force local officials, including police officers, to risk thousands of dollars in fines for protecting Michigan communities, and have … [Read more...]