Everytown, Oklahoma Moms Statement on the Shooting Death of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa

Terence Crutcher Was Shot and Killed by Tulsa Law Enforcement as He Tried to Fix His Car; Video Released September 19th Has Prompted a Justice Department Investigation TULSA, Okla. – Today the Oklahoma chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released a statement in response to the shooting death of Terence Crutcher. Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man and father of four children, was shot and killed by a law enforcement officer as he tried to … [Read more...]

ICYMI: This U.S. Senate Candidate Just Blew Up the Gun Lobby’s Agenda in 30 Seconds

The extremist leadership of the NRA and the gun lobby writ large want Americans to believe that we have to make a choice: gun rights or gun safety. This has always been a false dichotomy. Second Amendment rights go hand-in-hand with common-sense public safety measures to prevent gun violence and save lives. And Americans know it as polls consistently find that strong majorities – including gun owners and NRA members – support background checks on all gun sales. Today current Missouri … [Read more...]

Everytown, New Mexico Moms, Santa Fe Mayor Applaud City Council for Passing Resolution Urging State Legislature to Pass Criminal Background Checks on All Gun Sales

Santa Fe Marks Second City in New Mexico to Pass Resolution; New Mexico Has a Loophole that Enables Criminals, Domestic Abusers and Other Dangerous People to Obtain Guns from Unlicensed Sellers with No Background Check, No Questions Asked SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, along with the Mayor of Santa Fe, today applauded the Santa Fe City Council for passing a city-wide resolution urging the state … [Read more...]

Everytown, Missouri Moms Condemn Missouri Lawmakers for Caving to the Gun Lobby and Ignoring Missouri Voters on SB 656

Today: Missouri Lawmakers Voted to Override Governor Nixon’s Veto of SB 656 and Allow People to Legally Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Safety Training; 86 Percent of Missouri Voters Oppose Permitless Carry SB 656 Makes Missouri the First New Stand Your Ground State Since Trayvon Martin’s Death 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 … [Read more...]

Everytown Statement on House Democratic Leadership Demanding a Vote on Gun Safety

WASHINGTON — Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today released the following statement from President John Feinblatt applauding House Democrats’ demand for a vote on gun safety legislation. As part of the effort to see votes scheduled on legislation closing two critical gaps in our nation's gun law—the Terror Gap and the background check loophole, House Democratic leaders participated in a tweetstorm calling for a gun vote and highlighted … [Read more...]

Back to School, Back to School Shootings

Across the country, students are piling into buses and cars and heading back to class. And sadly but inevitably, as we’ve already seen twice this fall, school shootings will also begin again. Some students will kill themselves with a gun – as more than 50 Americans do every day. Others will hurt or kill their classmates and teachers. In January 2013, following the shooting at the Sandy Hook School that killed 20 students and six educators, Everytown for Gun Safety began tracking every … [Read more...]

Kelly Ayotte: Dodging her constituents and the gun violence issue

Last week, Senator Kelly Ayotte kicked out a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America volunteer from an event advertised as public. But here’s a news flash: Ayotte’s constituents will Kick Out Kelly in eight weeks because she has refused to support the single best policy to help save lives from gun violence: an expansion of criminal background checks. The gun violence issue is taking center stage in the New Hampshire Senate race between Ayotte and Gov. Maggie Hassan because Ayotte’s … [Read more...]