In a Blow to the National Rifle Association, Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Gun Lobby-Backed Florida Doctor Gag Rule That Barred Doctors From Talking With Patients About Guns

Declaring Florida’s Doctor Gag Order Violates the First Amendment, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Sides with Doctors, Medical Associations and Gun Violence Prevention Groups over Florida Officials Egged on by the National Rifle Association’s Extreme Leadership NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which ruled unconstitutional a 2011 … [Read more...]

Everytown, Georgia Moms Demand Action Denounce Vote In The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Subcommittee, Advancing Guns on Campus Bill

For the Fourth Year in a Row, the Georgia Chapter of Moms Demand Action Will Stand with College Students, Faculty and Parents to Defeat Guns on Campus Bill Governor Deal Vetoed Legislation Similar to HB 280 in 2016; Polling Shows Guns on Campus Are Overwhelmingly Opposed by Georgians – and the Majority of Voters Don’t Want Legislators Wasting Time on the Issue ATLANTA – The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released … [Read more...]

Dozens of Kansas Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Students Urge Legislators to Act to Help Keep Guns Off Kansas Campuses

Kansas Moms Demand Action Volunteers Met with Legislators During Annual Advocacy Day, Urging Their Representatives to Support House Bill 2074 HB 2074 Would Resolve Rising Concerns About Guns on Campus TOPEKA, Kan. – More than 100 volunteers with the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and Kansans Against Campus Carry met with their representatives today and urged them to support HB 2074, a … [Read more...]

Everytown, Colorado Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors Criticize Senate Committee for Vote That Would Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit

Colorado Moms Demand Action Volunteers Testified Against SB 116, a Bill That Would Allow Permitless Carry in Colorado DENVER –The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the below statements criticizing state lawmakers today for voting in favor of Senate Bill 116, a bill that would allow people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit or any handgun safety … [Read more...]

Everytown, Oklahoma Moms Demand Action Respond to House Committee Vote Moving Forward Hb 2323, a Dangerous Permitless Carry in Vehicles Bill

HB 2323 Would Allow People to Carry Loaded Handguns in Motor Vehicles Without a Permit or Criminal Record Check OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement today in reaction to the House Public Safety Committee vote passing HB 2323 to a full House vote. The legislation would allow people – including some violent criminals and people with no firearm safety training – to carry … [Read more...]

Everytown, Montana Moms Demand Action Criticize Senate Passage of Legislation That Would Allow Untrained, Unlicensed People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns In Public

House Bill 262 Seeks to Dismantle Montana’s Current Concealed Carry Licensing System; Governor Bullock Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Session HELENA, Mont. – The Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized lawmakers in the Senate for passing House Bill 262, legislation that would dismantle Montana’s current concealed carry licensing system and would allow the public carry of hidden, loaded handguns by people with no … [Read more...]

Everytown, Arkansas Moms Demand Action Denounce Senate Judiciary Committee Advancing Bill That Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns on Campus

HB 1249 Would Force Guns onto College Campuses by Requiring Colleges to Allow Staff Members to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns on Campus Since 2013, Arkansas Colleges and Universities Have Had the Option to Allow Certain Full-Time Staff Members to Carry Guns on Campus – No School Has Chosen to Do So LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the statement below in response to the Senate Judiciary … [Read more...]

ICYMI: Committee Chair Says He Won’t Hold Hearing On Bill That Would Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Wanted to make sure you saw the Indianapolis Star story reporting that Rep. Ben Smaltz said he did not plan to hold a hearing on House Bill 1534, a bill that would prohibit gun possession by domestic abusers subject to orders for protection, and require that prohibited abusers turn in their guns upon becoming prohibited. These troubling comments from Rep. Smaltz, who chairs the House Public Policy Committee, came the same day as new polling demonstrating strong support among Hoosiers for … [Read more...]

Everytown Statement on Congress Weakening Existing Gun Laws by Repealing Social Security Administration Rule Requiring Submission of Records of Prohibited Purchasers Into the Background Check System

Repeal of Rule Degrades Background Check System, Highlights Hypocrisy of Legislators Who Say They Support Enforcing Existing Laws to Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement from President John Feinblatt today upon the U.S. Senate’s vote to repeal the Social Security Administration rule on record submission to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) … [Read more...]

Everytown, Hawaii Moms Demand Action Applaud Senate Committee Vote in Favor of Legislation That Would Require State Law Enforcement Officials be Alerted When Criminals Break the Law and Try to Obtain Guns

Senate Bill 1037 Seeks to Strengthen the Background Check System in Hawaii by Giving Law Enforcement More Tools to Keep Guns out of Dangerous Hands HONOLULU – The Hawaii chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded lawmakers in the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs and the Committee on Government Operations for voting in favor of Senate Bill 1037, legislation that would make sure all … [Read more...]