Moms Demand Action Statement in Response to Nine-Month-Old Killed by Five-Year-Old Brother in Child Access Shooting in Elmo, Missouri

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In response to yesterday’s reported shooting in Elmo, Missouri, where a nine-month-old baby was shot and killed by his five-year-old brother after he found a loaded gun in his grandfather’s house, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement from founder Shannon Watts: “We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of the children affected by the gun tragedy on Monday in Elmo, Missouri. Headlines about children shooting other children are written far too often … [Read more...]

Florida Moms: Guns on Campus Bill (HB 4005) “The Wrong Answer for Our College Communities”

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HB 4005, Passed by Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Today, Would Force Colleges and Universities to Allow Concealed Handguns on Campus In response to the Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee’s passage of H.B. 4005 – legislation that would force public colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus – the Florida Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: “Forcing our institutions of higher educations to allow … [Read more...]

Texas Moms Demand Action Applauds Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton for Opposition to Expansion of Open Carry

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Open Carry Extremists Plan Armed Demonstration In Response To Chief’s Position Today This past December, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton went on the record to say that he opposes the expansion of open carry laws in Texas and urged lawmakers to rule this dangerous proposal out in the 2015 legislative session. He expressed that allowing the open carry of handguns will “ put a tremendous burden on law enforcement because citizens are going to call when they see someone openly carrying a … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Applauds Governor Snyder’s Veto of Dangerous Gun Legislation Pushed by NRA

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Snyder’s Veto a Critical Defeat for the NRA, Preserving Safeguard to Keep Guns Away from Domestic Abusers and Stalkers In response to Governor Snyder’s veto of S.B. 789 – legislation pushed by the NRA that would undermine vital protections for domestic violence and stalking victims by allowing some of their abusers to carry loaded, concealed handguns – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: “After years of operating in state legislatures unchecked, … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Responds to Extreme Behavior by Open Carry Proponents in Texas

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Video Posted on Open Carry Leader’s Facebook Showcases Harassment of Texas State Legislature; Texas House Invokes “Panic Button” In Response The Texas Capitol was the site of a Come and Take It Texas armed lobby day to push for the passage of HB 195, which would allow the open carry of handguns with no permitting or background check requirements. The group’s lobbying efforts included an armed rally, a demonstration on how to manufacture untraceable AR-15 parts, and conducting office visits to … [Read more...]

Texas Moms Demand Action Statement in Response to “Come and Take It” Event in Austin

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Open Carry Extremists Rallying for Permit-less Carry of Hand Guns In response to the demonstration today by Come and Take It Texas—one of the gun extremist groups arguing for the passage of HB 195, which would allow the open carry of handguns with no permitting or background check requirements—the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the statement below from volunteer Claire Elizabeth. "As Texans and parents, we refuse to have to determine whether the … [Read more...]

Michigan Moms Condemn Passage of Dangerous Gun Legislation, Urge Governor Snyder to Veto SB 789

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SB 789, Passed by Michigan Legislature, Would Weaken Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Allow Some Stalkers and Domestic Abusers to Carry Concealed, Loaded Weapons In response to the Michigan legislature’s passage of S.B. 789 –legislation that would allow some people subject to stalking and domestic violence restraining orders to obtain permits to carry concealed handguns – the Michigan Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: “This … [Read more...]

Limiting Guns at Texas Businesses? It’s a Legal — and Legalese — Fight

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By Laylan Copelin - Austin American-Statesman Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America isn’t the first group to suspect that a lawmaker wrote a law to be more cumbersome than it has to be. They argue that the Legislature intentionally crafted an ugly, eye-glazing, space-zapping warning sign that Texas business owners must post at every entrance if they don’t want their customers legally packing a concealed handgun on the premises. In this case, however, they have an ally in the man … [Read more...]

Statement from Montana Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in Response to Markus Kaarma Guilty Verdict

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In response to today’s guilty verdict in the Markus Kaarma case, the Montana Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the statement below from Montana volunteer Julia Starrett. “Today justice prevailed over senseless and unnecessary gun violence with the guilty verdict in the Kaarma trial. Seventeen-year-old Diren Dede's death did not have to happen – and we know that unfortunately, there are laws on the books that embolden people like Mr. Kaarma to shoot first and … [Read more...]

NRA Defeat: Everytown Statement on Confirmation of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

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Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statement today from President John Feinblatt in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy to the position of United States Surgeon General. “The United States Senate today stood up to the gun lobby by confirming Dr. Vivek Murthy as our country’s next surgeon general – an important step forward in addressing gun violence in our country as a public health problem. “But this is about more than just the confirmation of … [Read more...]