Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud California Senate Passage of Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

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Isla Vista Families, Moms, Law Enforcement, Legislators Held Press Conference This Morning Urging Swift Passage and Signage of AB 1014 by Governor Brown Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applaud the California Senate for passing AB 1014 today, legislation that would allow law enforcement or immediate family members to present evidence to a judge and obtain a gun violence restraining order when a person poses a significant danger to self or others by … [Read more...]

Isla Vista Families, CA Moms Call on Legislature and Governor Brown to Support Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

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Eleven Isla Vista Family Members Release Letter in Support of AB 1014; Urge Swift Passage and Delivery to Governors’ Desk for Signing Family members of victims from the Isla Vista shooting, primary sponsors of AB 1014, law enforcement, California members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and others gathered on the steps of the State Capitol to call on the State Legislature and Governor Brown to support AB 1014. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill three months after the … [Read more...]

Update: More Than 100k Americans Call on Kroger Stores to Prohibit Open Carry; Moms Demand Action Supporters to Shop at Stores with Gun Sense over Labor Day Weekend and Beyond

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Moms’ Petition for Change at Kroger Exceeds 100,000 Signatures in One Week; #GroceriesNotGuns Just one week after launching a petition, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today announced that more than 100,000 Americans have signed the grassroots organization’s petition asking Michael Ellis, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mr. W. Rodney McMullen, Chief Executive Officer, of the Kroger Family of Stores to prohibit open carry in its supermarkets. To keep the pressure on … [Read more...]

Moms Across America Call on Kroger to Protect Our Children

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By Shannon Watts, via Huffington Post Moms Demand Action announced Monday that we were launching a petition to the Kroger Family of Stores to prohibit the open carry of guns in its supermarkets in response to incidences of gun violence as well as open carry demonstrations that have brought gunmen with loaded assault weapons into stores, Kroger said they stand by their policy to allow anyone to openly carry loaded guns in its stores when state laws allow it. "We don't want to put our … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Calls on Kroger Family of Stores to Prohibit Open Carry of Firearms on Property

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Moms’ Petition Follows Dozens of Shootings on Kroger Properties and Open Carry Demonstrations in Stores; Campaign Comes on Heels of Previous Corporate Public Safety Victories with Target, Chipotle, Sonic, Chili’s, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, Facebook, Instagram #GroceriesNotGuns Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign today calling on Michael Ellis, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mr. W. Rodney McMullen, Chief Executive Officer, of the Kroger … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Urges Passage of Innovative Gun Violence Prevention Bill

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After Isla Vista Rampage, California Bill Would Be Important Step Forward to Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America urges the California Senate Appropriations Committee to pass legislation introduced by Representatives Nancy Skinner and Das Williams (AB 1014) that would allow law enforcement and immediate family members to obtain a gun violence restraining order when a person poses a risk of injury to self or others by having a … [Read more...]

VICTORY FOR MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES: GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS BIPARTISAN GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION

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Moms look forward to positive impact on the safety of Massachusetts communities The Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America commends Governor Patrick as well as the House of Representative and Senate for passing bipartisan comprehensive gun safety legislation (H.4376) that will save lives in the Commonwealth. “An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence,” signed today, provides a mechanism to close dangerous loopholes ensure criminal background checks are … [Read more...]

New Poll Shows Gun Violence in Schools is Among ‘Top 5’ Concerns for American Families

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Gun Violence Makes the List for the First Time in Survey History; 74 School Shootings Since Newtown Tragedy: www.everytown.org/schoolshootings According to the newest University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, gun violence in schools and communities is – for the first time in the survey’s history – a top concern of American parents and families. Said one of the doctors leading the survey: “We need to work hard together on these issues of greatest … [Read more...]

Statement from Everytown for Gun Safety on the Passing of Jim Brady

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Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statements in response to the passing of former White House Press Secretary and pioneer for gun safety James S. Brady today: Michael R. Bloomberg "Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Jim Brady tonight. Mr. Brady was a pioneering figure in the gun violence prevention community, with his tireless efforts to reform America's gun laws ultimately leading to the 1993 passage of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The … [Read more...]

Two Years After Tragedy in Aurora Movie Theater, New Analysis Breaks Down Mass Shootings in America

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Last Week’s Mass Shooting in Texas that Killed Four Children and Two Adults was the 110th since 2009; See Full Analysis Here Top Findings: 57 Percent of Mass Shootings Involve Domestic or Family Violence; 41 Percent of Shooters Were Prohibited Gun Purchasers This week – nearly two years since the shooting in the Aurora, CO movie theater in which 12 people were killed and 58 others were wounded – Everytown for Gun Safety is releasing a comprehensive report analyzing mass shootings in … [Read more...]