Everytown, New Hampshire Moms Demand Action Criticize Senate Vote That Would Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit

Senate Bill 12, Which Senate Approved Today, Seeks to Allow Permitless Carry in New Hampshire CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today denounced state lawmakers for voting in favor of Senate Bill 12, a bill that would allow violent criminals to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public. The bill passed out of the Senate by a vote of 13-10 and now moves on to the House. Last year, Governor Maggie Hassan … [Read more...]

Kansas Legislators Introduce Bills to Keep Guns Off Campus

Thanks to legislation introduced this week in Topeka, Kansas lawmakers now have an opportunity to prevent forced campus carry from taking effect this summer — a development that would come as an enormous relief to the campus communities concerned about the prospect of hidden, loaded handguns in their dorms and classrooms. Beginning in July, colleges and universities across the state will be forced to allow concealed handguns in their buildings. And, because Kansas already allows concealed … [Read more...]

Everytown, Arizona Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors Denounce Introduction of Dangerous Gun Bill That Would Strip Local and State Ability to Reduce Gun Violence

House Bill 2118 Has Been Rejected in the Statehouse Twice Before; Legislation is an Attempt to Willfully Hand Over the Responsibility to Protect Arizonans to Outsiders, Stripping Local Control of Public Safety PHOENIX – Today, the Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, denounced the introduction of House Bill 2118 by Representative Bob Thorpe. House Bill 2118 would hand over … [Read more...]

Tucson shooting survivor: “We must continue to be a voice for those who can no longer speak.”

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I met Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords when she was a 30-year-old state representative for a district in Tucson, Arizona. As a junior high and high school teacher, I would regularly visit the state capitol to advocate for education. While I got to know many of our state lawmakers, I formed a special bond with Gabby. She had a “constituents come first” attitude and made a tremendous effort to connect with people. Often Gabby and I would meet for coffee to discuss proposed education bills. She became … [Read more...]

Everytown, New Hampshire Moms Demand Action Criticize Senate Judiciary Committee for Advancing Legislation That Would Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit

Senate Bill 12, Which Passed Out of Committee Today, Seeks to Implement Permitless Carry in Granite State CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today denounced lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing Senate Bill 12. If enacted, the bill would do away with New Hampshire’s longstanding requirement that a person obtain a permit before carrying a concealed handgun. The legislation would also … [Read more...]

Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Respond to the Fatal Shooting of a Police Officer in Orlando

Orlando Officer Master Sgt. Debra Clayton Is the First Law Enforcement Officer to be Shot and Killed Nationwide in 2017; Everytown Tracked More Than 200 Law Enforcement Shootings in 2016, Data Available Here Her Death Follows the First Mass Shooting Nationwide in 2017, Which Took Place in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, Killing Five People and Injuring Six Others ORLANDO — Today the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released a … [Read more...]

New Jersey Chapter of Moms Demand Action Celebrate Governor Christie Signing Bill That Will Keep Guns Out of the Hands Of Domestic Abusers and Which He Previously Vetoed

Moms Praise State Legislators Weinberg and Mosquera for Keeping Up Efforts at Making SB 2483 Law; Governor Christie Vetoed Similar Legislation In Both 2015 and 2016 TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today celebrated the enactment of one of the organization’s signature policy priorities, Senate Bill 2483, legislation that will help keep guns away from domestic abusers. Governor Christie signed the bill into … [Read more...]