Everytown, Moms Demand Action Unveil “Pledge: Not One More” Photo Tribute Series Ahead of July 4th, Featuring Survivors of Gun Violence from Around the Country

Acclaimed Photographer Henry Leutwyler Captures Inspiring Images of Survivors With Their Hands over Their Hearts, Pledging to End the Daily Toll of Gun Violence That Kills 88 Americans and Injures Hundreds More NEW YORK CITY – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America unveiled “Pledge: Not One More,” a photo tribute series from acclaimed photographer Henry Leutwyler, just ahead of the July 4th holiday. Found here, the images capture inspiring portraits … [Read more...]

Everytown, Maine Moms Demand Action Condemn Passage of LD 652, Legislation that Allows People to Carry Concealed Loaded Weapons in Public Without Any Permit or Training

Legislature Passes Dangerous Permitless Carry Bill Despite Opposition from Maine Police Chiefs and Vast Majority of Mainers, Gun Owners AUGUSTA, Maine – Everytown for Gun Safety and the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today condemned the State Legislature’s approval of LD 652, a bill that will let people carry concealed, loaded handguns in public without a permit or safety training. The House voted today to approve the legislation, despite polling showing that 84 … [Read more...]

Faces of Courage: Wendy Watson Marietta

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My youngest daughter, Caroline, lived in Arizona where she attended Pima Medical Trade School, where she graduated with honors in April 2011. A few months before her graduation, she met a man who moved into her apartment complex. He was charming, attentive, and always available with a helping hand to take out the trash or unload groceries. He often took the time to surprise her with flowers at her internship, despite his own demanding work schedule. By all appearances, he was a great guy. But it … [Read more...]

Shannon Watts, Founder Of Moms Demand Action, To Address 2015 National PTA Convention & Expo On Moms’ Be Smart Campaign

At Least 122 Unintentional Child Shootings Have Occurred This Year Alone; Moms Taking Action with #NotAnAccident Index, BeSMARTforKids.org CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Saturday, June 27th, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, will address the 2015 National PTA Convention & Expo in Charlotte about gun violence prevention efforts and the Be SMART program, a new public education campaign asking gun owners and non-gun owners alike to … [Read more...]

Everytown, New Jersey Moms and Mayors Applaud Lawmakers for Passing Life-Saving Domestic Violence Legislation with Bi-Partisan Approval; Urge Governor to Sign Quickly

Today: New Jersey Legislature Passes Legislation Requiring Abusers to Turn In Their Guns (S2786 and A4218) Moms, Mayors, Advocates Call on Governor Christie to Sign Life-Saving Bill Into Law TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauds lawmakers for passing S2786 and A4218 with bi-partisan approval, legislation sponsored by Senator Weinberg and Assemblywoman Mosquera respectively, requiring domestic … [Read more...]

National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath: Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Faith Leaders, Gun Violence Survivors, Mayors and Others are #Risingforcharleston this Weekend in Wake of Mass Shooting

More Than 1,000 Faith Leaders and Members of Religious Communities Have Signed Up to Participate in #RisingforCharleston WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed nine innocent lives, Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and faith leaders across the country will participate in a National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath to honor the victims of the Charleston shooting and … [Read more...]

Everytown For Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Statement On Renewed Call For Federal Legislation To Keep Guns Out Of Dangerous Hands

Everytown and Moms Echo Call for a Stalled Congress to Follow the Lead of States Around the Country, Fellow Lawmakers, to Require Criminal Background Checks on All Gun Sales Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Charleston that claimed nine innocent lives and a renewed call to action by Members of Congress to move forward on common-sense legislation that would help keep guns out of dangerous hands, Everytown for Gun Safety president John Feinblatt and Moms Demand … [Read more...]