Minnesota Moms Demand Action Responds to Family Murder-Suicide in Rochester

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Father Shoots 9-year-old Daughter, then Commits Suicide In response to the reported shooting in Rochester, Minnesota, in which a 49-year-old Rochester man shot his 9-year-old daughter and then killed himself Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement. STATEMENT FROM LEAH AUCKENTHALER, VOLUNTEER WITH THE MINNESOTA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA "Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Statement in Response to Child Access Shooting in Lake Stevens

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3-year-old boy in serious condition after being shot in the mouth while playing with gun In response to the reported Lake Stevens, Washington shooting where a 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being shot in the mouth—reportedly as he and a 4-year-old neighbor played with a gun, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: While details of this case are still unfolding, research by Everytown for Gun Safety has found that in all, more than two … [Read more...]

Dear Jay Leno

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I realize you may still be smarting a bit from our #JokesOnLeno campaign on Twitter, so I wanted to explain why it was so important for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to ask you not to host an event for an extremist, radicalized gun lobby group—especially one based in Newtown, Connecticut. I’m also writing to thank you—loud and clear—for doing the right thing and canceling your participation. When Moms Demand Action found out you signed on to emcee a dinner for the National … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Statements on Shooting at Florida State University

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Shooting is the 91st School Shooting Since Sandy Hook Tragedy Nearly Two Years Ago; See Full List Here Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statements in response to a shooting at Florida State University where it is being reported that three people were shot in the campus library early Thursday morning. Everytown and Moms Demand Action also updated its list of school shootings. STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Thank Jay Leno for Canceling SHOT Show Event

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Moms Launch #MomsThankJay to Show Support for Common Sense Decision In response to news that Jay Leno has cancelled his hosting appearance at the SHOT Show, the State Industry Dinner for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in Las Vegas, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA “Moms applaud Jay Leno’s decision to cancel his National Shooting Sports … [Read more...]

Iowa Moms Demand Action Statement in Response to Drive-by Shootings in Pleasant Hill

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Two People Injured, Including 13-Year-Old Boy, When Convicted Felon Opens Fire on Three Homes In response to the drive-by shooting of three homes in Pleasant Hill, Iowa on Monday that left two wounded, a 13-year-old boy and an unidentified victim, the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the statement below. While details are still unfolding, the shooter is a previously convicted felon with a lengthy criminal record—including two convictions for felony theft … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Statement in Response to Teenager Shot and Killed Through Hotel Room Wall in North Carolina

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Convicted Felon in Adjacent Room Discharged Gun and Killed Innocent Teen Visiting the Area for a Soccer Tournament In response to the tragic shooting of a 13-year-old soccer player, fatally shot and killed in a North Carolina hotel room by a convicted felon in the adjacent room, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the below statements. While details are still unfolding, the shooter is a previously convicted felon and was recently released from prison in October. His … [Read more...]