Everytown, Texas Moms Demand Action Respond to Shooting Injuring Four Children in Humble, Texas

Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence By the Numbers Available Here HOUSTON - Today the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded to reports of a shooting Monday that injured four children, ranging in age from six to sixteen, in Humble. The alleged shooters are teenagers and the gun or guns have yet to be recovered. The shooting occurred the same day that nine people were injured in a shooting at a strip mall parking … [Read more...]

CORRECTING THE RECORD: The NRA’s Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, Doesn’t Support Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Suspected Terrorists

Last night, guns came up during the the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election. And once again, gun sense champion Hillary Clinton reaffirmed her support for common-sense gun safety measures and made clear that our nation’s weak gun laws directly impact public safety. The presidential candidate endorsed by the extremist leadership of the NRA – Donald Trump – seemed to “agree” with Hillary Clinton when it came to keeping guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists. But let’s … [Read more...]

Everytown, Montana Moms Demand Action Applaud Missoula City Council for Passing Ordinance to Require Life-Saving Criminal Background Checks on All Gun Sales

City Council Ordinance Requires Criminal Background Checks on All Gun Sales Within Missoula City Limits MISSOULA, Mont. – Everytown for Gun Safety and the Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Missoula City Council for passing a city ordinance that requires criminal background checks on all gun sales. This ordinance closes a loophole in the law that gives criminals easy access to guns. Currently in Montana, … [Read more...]

Everytown, Texas Moms Demand Action Respond to Strip Mall Shooting in Houston This Morning

Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence By the Numbers Available Here HOUSTON - Today the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded to reports of a shooting this morning near a strip mall parking lot in southwest Houston. The alleged gunman reportedly shot and injured nine people, leaving one victim in critical condition. STATEMENT FROM LISA BECKMAN, VOLUNTEER WITH THE TEXAS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION: “Today … [Read more...]

Everytown, Washington Moms Demand Action Respond to Cascade Mall Mass Shooting

Incident is at Least 14th Mass Shooting Nationally in 2016 – and at Least the 155th Since 2009; Gun Violence by the Numbers (and Visuals) Available Here SEATTLE – The Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statements in response to a mass shooting last night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. The gunman – still at large – shot and killed four women and one man while they were shopping at a Macy’s in the … [Read more...]

Everytown, Oklahoma Moms Statement on the Shooting Death of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa

Terence Crutcher Was Shot and Killed by Tulsa Law Enforcement as He Tried to Fix His Car; Video Released September 19th Has Prompted a Justice Department Investigation TULSA, Okla. – Today the Oklahoma chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released a statement in response to the shooting death of Terence Crutcher. Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man and father of four children, was shot and killed by a law enforcement officer as he tried to … [Read more...]

ICYMI: This U.S. Senate Candidate Just Blew Up the Gun Lobby’s Agenda in 30 Seconds

The extremist leadership of the NRA and the gun lobby writ large want Americans to believe that we have to make a choice: gun rights or gun safety. This has always been a false dichotomy. Second Amendment rights go hand-in-hand with common-sense public safety measures to prevent gun violence and save lives. And Americans know it as polls consistently find that strong majorities – including gun owners and NRA members – support background checks on all gun sales. Today current Missouri … [Read more...]

Everytown, New Mexico Moms, Santa Fe Mayor Applaud City Council for Passing Resolution Urging State Legislature to Pass Criminal Background Checks on All Gun Sales

Santa Fe Marks Second City in New Mexico to Pass Resolution; New Mexico Has a Loophole that Enables Criminals, Domestic Abusers and Other Dangerous People to Obtain Guns from Unlicensed Sellers with No Background Check, No Questions Asked SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, along with the Mayor of Santa Fe, today applauded the Santa Fe City Council for passing a city-wide resolution urging the state … [Read more...]

Everytown, Missouri Moms Condemn Missouri Lawmakers for Caving to the Gun Lobby and Ignoring Missouri Voters on SB 656

Today: Missouri Lawmakers Voted to Override Governor Nixon’s Veto of SB 656 and Allow People to Legally Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Safety Training; 86 Percent of Missouri Voters Oppose Permitless Carry SB 656 Makes Missouri the First New Stand Your Ground State Since Trayvon Martin’s Death JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement … [Read more...]

Everytown Statement on House Democratic Leadership Demanding a Vote on Gun Safety

WASHINGTON — Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today released the following statement from President John Feinblatt applauding House Democrats’ demand for a vote on gun safety legislation. As part of the effort to see votes scheduled on legislation closing two critical gaps in our nation's gun law—the Terror Gap and the background check loophole, House Democratic leaders participated in a tweetstorm calling for a gun vote and highlighted … [Read more...]