Oklahoma Legislature Defends Public Safety, Defeats Three Dangerous Gun Bills

Gun sense is taking root in Oklahoma. This legislative session saw the defeat of three dangerous gun bills that jeopardized the state’s common-sense public safety laws: HB 3098 sought to eliminate the requirement for Oklahoma residents to obtain a permit and undergo firearms training and a criminal history check before openly carrying a loaded handgun in public. HJR 1009 would have jeopardized nearly every gun law on the books in Oklahoma and forced taxpayers to foot the bill for lawsuits … [Read more...]

Univision Communications Inc. Joins the “Wear Orange” Campaign as First Spanish-Language Broadcast Partner

Univision, FUSION, THE ROOT, and Flama Will Join More than 350 Partners, Influencers, Landmarks and Elected Officials Confirmed to “Wear Orange” National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2 NEW YORK CITY & MIAMI—The Wear Orange campaign (www.WearOrange.org) announced today that Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will become the first Spanish-language broadcast partner to join more than 350 influencers, corporations, partner organizations … [Read more...]

NRA Convention Reaction: Statement From Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts in Response to Donald Trump Remarks

Counterweight to the Extremist Gun Lobby Demands that Political Leaders #MakeAmericaSafeAgain Louisville, KY -- Following presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting, Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statement from Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety: "Today Donald Trump received the NRA's endorsement and said he would not let them … [Read more...]

Everytown, California Moms, Gun Violence Survivors Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation Aimed at Closing Dangerous Gap in California’s Gun Laws, Urge Assembly to Continue Progress

Assembly Bill 1511 Will Bring California’s Background Check Law In Line with Other States That Have Closed the Background Check Loophole; Current Law Gives Dangerous People Easy Access to a Gun Without a Background Check SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California 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 Senate’s passage of Assembly Bill 1511. The bill now heads to the Assembly for … [Read more...]

NRA Defeated in Alaska: Everytown, Alaska Moms Applaud Latest Rejection of Guns on Campus Legislation

2016 Legislative Session Ends with Defeat of NRA Priority Legislation to Force Guns On Campus; Latest in a Series of Victories for Gun Safety Across the Country JUNEAU, Ala. – The Alaska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to the defeat of Senate Bill 174, which would have forced the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska to allow guns on campus. The University of Alaska system had … [Read more...]

NRA Convention This Week: Moms and Gun Violence Survivors Call on Political Leaders to #Makeamericasafeagain Ahead of Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s Address to the Gun Lobby

***Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Gun Violence Survivors Available for Media Interviews from Kentucky on Thursday and Friday; Screening of “Under the Gun” Documentary to Take Place Saturday in Louisville*** LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the National Rifle Association prepares to hold its annual meeting and before presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses the convention, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, … [Read more...]

What do Missouri and George Zimmerman Have in Common?

You may have read last week that the man who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida attempted to auction the gun he used to kill Trayvon. What got less attention – but has arguably even more significant consequence – was that late on Friday, the Missouri legislature passed SB 656, a Stand Your Ground bill just like the one that let Trayvon's killer walk free in Florida. In response to the auction, Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis who was killed in November 2012 at a Florida gas station during … [Read more...]

Everytown, Missouri Moms Denounce Senate Passage of Dangerous Gun Bill; Urge Governor Nixon to Veto

Senate Passed SB 656, a Bill that Would Allow People to Legally Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Safety Training; 76 Percent of Missourians Oppose Permitless Carry SB 656 Also Would Allow People to Shoot to Kill in Public, Even When They Can Clearly and Safely Walk Away from the Danger 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 denouncing the … [Read more...]

Everytown, New Hampshire Moms Respond to Shooting of Two Police Officers in Manchester

Recent Everytown and Major Cities Chiefs Research Found that 52 Percent of Law Enforcement Homicides Are Committed by People Prohibited from Having Guns Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence by the Numbers Available Here MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to reports that two police officers were shot and injured – one in the cheek and one in the calf – early this … [Read more...]

Lucy McBath, Mother of Slain Teen Jordan Davis, Statement on Man Who Kiled Trayvon Martin Attempting to Auction Gun Online

Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis Both Killed in Florida by Men Who Used Florida’s Dangerous Stand Your Ground Law as Defense NEW YORK – Following the news this morning that the man who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida was attempting to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon, Lucy McBath released the statement below. Lucy’s son, Jordan Davis, was killed in November 2012 at a Florida gas station during an argument over loud music. The shooter used Florida’s dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ law … [Read more...]