Everytown Statement on Virginia Domestic Violence Legislation Proposed by Governor McAuliffe and Gun Lobby

Virginia Senate Bill 49/House Bill 1391, Up for Vote in Coming Days, Leave a Dangerous Loophole in Place; Do Not Include Explicit Language Requiring Convicted Domestic Abusers to Surrender their Guns NEW YORK – With a vote expected in the coming days on proposed legislation in Virginia to prevent domestic abusers from owning guns, Everytown for Gun Safety today released the following statement underscoring that Senate Bill 48 and House Bill 1391, while well-intentioned leave a dangerous … [Read more...]

Everytown, West Virginia Moms Release New Poll Showing that 84 Percent of West Virginians Oppose Gun Lobby Push to Dismantle Concealed Carry Permit System

HB 4145, Up for Vote in Coming Days, Would Allow Dangerous People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public with No Training Whatsoever CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Ahead of a vote in the coming days on legislation that would dismantle West Virginia’s concealed carry permit system, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the West Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released a new poll showing that 84 percent of likely voters in … [Read more...]

Virginia Gun Violence Survivors, Moms Deliver More Than 3,000 Petition Signatures to Governor McAuliffe Urging Him to Reconsider Dangerous Deal with Gun Lobby

RICHMOND, Va. – Today, Virginians Andy and Barbara Parker, whose daughter Alison was shot and killed on live television in August, other Virginia gun violence survivors and members of the Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America delivered to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s office the signatures of more than 3,000 Virginians opposed to his deal with the gun lobby announced last week – and urged the governor to reconsider it. A fact sheet on how rolling back the Commonwealth’s … [Read more...]

Today at Statehouse: Oregon Moms, Gun Violence Survivors Testify in Support of New Gun Safety Bill, Urge Lawmakers to Vote Yes

House Bill 4147 Will Strengthen Oregon’s Background Check System by Closing the “Charleston Loophole” and Alerting Law Enforcement When Dangerous People Try to Buy a Gun and Fail a Background Check PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, volunteers with the Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, will testify at the Oregon statehouse in support of House Bill 4147 during a hearing in the House Judiciary … [Read more...]

The Show Me Your Guns State

This week Missouri legislators are moving quickly to consider two dangerous bills that would effectively force universities and colleges to allow guns on campus. If the Missouri legislature acts to pass either of these bills, Missouri would become one of the only states in the country to force colleges to allow guns on campus. Only one of these extreme proposals gives colleges or universities the ability to opt-out – and even then, it creates a narrow, burdensome and expensive process for … [Read more...]

Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud Facebook’s Groundbreaking Decision to End All Unlicensed Gun Sales Arranged On Its Platforms

Facebook Decision Follows Previous Everytown Research Exposing How Online Gun Sales Put Guns in Dangerous Hands, Moms’ Campaigns to Make Social Media Safer for Children, and Months of Conversation Between Everytown and Facebook Leaders New Investigation by Everytown, ‘The Wild, Wild Web’ Shows How Criminals in Nevada Flock to the Vast Online Marketplace Including Facebook, Backpage.com, Gunlistings.com and Armslist.com to Evade Background Checks NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and … [Read more...]

Virginia Gun Violence Survivors Speak Out Against Governor McAuliffe’s Decision to Weaken the Commonwealth’s Gun Laws

Survivors of Gun Violence, Including Andy Parker, Express Disappointment in Governor McAuliffe Following His Decision to Rollback Virginia’s Gun Laws RICHMOND, Va. – In response to Governor McAuliffe’s announcement this afternoon that Virginia would begin recognizing all out-of-state concealed carry permits in Virginia, survivors of gun violence and members of the Everytown Survivor Network held a press conference of their own to condemn the Governor’s decision. The press conference, held at … [Read more...]