Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud California State Assembly Passage of Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill; Urge Governor Brown to Pass Into Law

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State Legislature Takes Major Step Forward in Safety for Californians; Bill Now Awaits Signature by Governor Brown Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applaud the California Assembly for passing AB 1014 and urge Governor Brown to swiftly sign this live saving bill into law. If enacted, AB 1014 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 … [Read more...]

A Common-sense Conversation About Guns and Kids

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by Shannon Watts, via MSNBC “As adults, we have a moral imperative to protect children from unintentional shootings.” SHANNON WATTS, MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who were impacted by the tragic shooting death of a gun instructor at a shooting range in Arizona earlier this week. In an instant, two people became victims: the instructor and the poor girl who unintentionally shot him. There’s a reason why automatic weapons … [Read more...]

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...]

Faces of Courage: Andrea Portes

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By Andrea Portes In 9th grade, I dated Dylan Gushard. He was amazing, but he was— as my girlfriends warned—from the ‘wrong side of the tracks.’ He wasn’t cool. My girlfriends pestered me to break up with him. I am ashamed to admit it, but I did. After the break-up, Dylan wrote me haikus and other poems. He left them in my locker. I ignored them. A year later, in the middle of the night, Dylan’s dad loaded a shotgun and shot Dylan, his sister Vanessa, and his mom, Judy. Then Dylan’s … [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...]