Just Released: New Polling Reveals Overwhelming Majority of Missourians Support Concealed Carry Permitting System

63 Percent of Missourians Would Also Be Less Likely to Vote for a State Senator Who Voted to Eliminate the State’s Permit Requirement, Poll Finds Governor Nixon Has Vetoed SB 656, A Bill Which Would Allow People to Legally Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Safety Training; St. Louis Mayor, Law Enforcement Union Leader and Missouri Moms Urge Missouri Legislature to Reject Gun Lobby Attempts at Overriding Governor’s Veto JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Everytown for … [Read more...]

NRA Reveals its Own Hypocrisy with Reckless New Ad

On the very same day Donald Trump suggested that the “Second Amendment people” take care of Hillary, forcing the Secret Service to respond to his threat, the NRA released an ad branding Hillary Clinton as a “hypocrite” who would leave Americans “defenseless.” The only hypocrisy on display this week is that of the NRA and the gun lobby. This is not your grandfather’s NRA that focused on hunting and sporting - this is a craven lobby of gun manufacturers that consistently puts profits over … [Read more...]

Texas Leads Nation When it Comes to Unintentional Child Shootings – 7 in July Alone, Nearly Doubling Count from Previous 6 Months Combined

As we enter the dog days of summer, a quick look-back at July reveals that it was a deadly month for children in Texas when it comes to unintentional child shootings. In fact, Texas currently leads the nation in unintentional child shootings – at least 15 have occurred so far in 2016, resulting in seven deaths and eight injuries. Six of those shootings have taken place in the greater Houston area. If you isolate the month of July in Texas – there were at least seven unintentional child … [Read more...]

Everytown, New Jersey Moms Praise State Senators for Passing Bipartisan Bill to Protect Women from Domestic Abusers

TRENTON, N.J.—The New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today praised state senators for passing legislation designed to keep women safe from domestic violence. Senate Bill 2483, sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg, sailed through the state Senate with unanimous and bipartisan support. STATEMENT FROM BRETT SABO, VOLUNTEER WITH THE NEW JERSEY CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA: “State senators deserve … [Read more...]

Everytown, Texas Moms Respond to Implementation of Guns on Campus Law on 50th Anniversary of UT Tower Mass Shooting

Law Forces Texas’ Public Colleges and Universities to Allow Concealed Handguns On Campus AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released a statement in response to the implementation of the state’s guns on campus law on the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas at Austin that killed 14 and wounded more than 30 people. The guns on campus law, passed in 2015 and which goes into effect … [Read more...]

A Tragic Summer and the Need to Uphold Missouri’s Concealed Carry Permitting System

Orlando. Dallas. Baton Rouge. And last week, it was Kansas City, KS in mourning, after a gunman shot and killed Police Captain Robert "Dave" Melton, an Iraq War veteran and longtime police officer gunned down as he investigated a reported drive-by shooting. We knew long before this summer that our country faces a gun violence problem far worse than those in other developed countries. But the past two months have shaken the nation and increased the need for Missouri leaders to stand up for … [Read more...]

Everytown, Washington Moms Applaud Qualification of Initiative 1491, Washington State’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Measure, for the 2016 Ballot

Following Successful 2014 Background Check Ballot Initiative, Gun Sense Champions Will Once Again Bring the Vote Directly to Washingtonians Measure Would Empower Family Members and Law Enforcement to Help Prevent Tragedies and Save Lives; Mirrors Similar Legislation in California, Connecticut and Indiana SEATTLE – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the … [Read more...]

Tim Kaine Keeps Guns Front and Center as We Head into the DNC

As you may know, Tim Kaine took the National Rifle Association to task yesterday in his first speech as Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential nominee. The approach of the Clinton-Kaine ticket on gun violence prevention is nothing less than a sea change on this issue. No longer are candidates running in fear of the NRA, they are actively bucking it. No longer is gun violence prevention the third rail of politics, it’s a marquee issue. Indeed, 2016 will be the year of gun safety. In Miami … [Read more...]

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Newtown Survivor Statements on Hillary Clinton’s Selection of Tim Kaine as Vice Presidential Nominee

Tim Kaine Has Always Bucked the NRA and Put the Safety of Americans First; 2016 Proves to be the Year of Gun Safety as Clinton and Kaine Form Gun Sense Ticket for White House Hundreds of Gun Safety Advocates from Everytown and Moms Demand Action to Gather in Philadelphia Before Setting Off to Elect Gun Sense Champion Hillary Clinton as President and Win Other Gun Safety Priorities at the Ballot Box in November NEW YORK – In response to reports that Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine as … [Read more...]

Mike Pence, the NRA’s A-Rated Pick for Vice-President

As Governor Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s nominee for Vice President, takes the stage at the RNC tonight, here’s some context on why the NRA is thrilled with this pick. Pence has a long political career of supporting dangerous policies pushed by the gun lobby—all while receiving funding from the gun lobby to support his political ambitions. Rather than strengthening public safety laws—even as Indiana continued to supply crime guns to cities around the country—Governor Pence has parroted the gun … [Read more...]