Virginia Moms Condemn House Subcommittee’s Failure to Pass Common-Sense Gun Legislation to Help Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands

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House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee Votes Against Gun Legislation Needed for Public Safety The Virginia House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 failed to pass common-sense gun legislation that would keep guns out of dangerous hands — including domestic abusers and criminals —throughout the Commonwealth. HB 1923, a bill that would have required criminal background checks for all guns sales and HB 2085, a bill that would have protected women by prohibiting … [Read more...]

Texas Moms Demand Action Statement on Guns on Campus (SB 11): “The Wrong Answer for Our College Communities”

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Lt. Governor Patrick Announced Support for Guns on Campus to Appease Extreme Gun Lobby After Open Carry Debacle Lt. Governor Patrick announced that he is prioritizing Senate Bill 11 (SB 11), a guns on campus bill—which would force universities to allow students, faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses. Patrick’s push for SB 11 comes on the heels of open carry extremists threatening Patrick for questioning whether open carry had the votes to pass this session. … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Statement in Response to Nine-Month-Old Killed by Five-Year-Old Brother in Child Access Shooting in Elmo, Missouri

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In response to yesterday’s reported shooting in Elmo, Missouri, where a nine-month-old baby was shot and killed by his five-year-old brother after he found a loaded gun in his grandfather’s house, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement from founder Shannon Watts: “We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of the children affected by the gun tragedy on Monday in Elmo, Missouri. Headlines about children shooting other children are written far too often … [Read more...]

Florida Moms: Guns on Campus Bill (HB 4005) “The Wrong Answer for Our College Communities”

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HB 4005, Passed by Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Today, Would Force Colleges and Universities to Allow Concealed Handguns on Campus In response to the Florida House Criminal Justice Subcommittee’s passage of H.B. 4005 – legislation that would force public colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus – the Florida Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: “Forcing our institutions of higher educations to allow … [Read more...]

Texas Moms Demand Action Applauds Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton for Opposition to Expansion of Open Carry

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Open Carry Extremists Plan Armed Demonstration In Response To Chief’s Position Today This past December, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton went on the record to say that he opposes the expansion of open carry laws in Texas and urged lawmakers to rule this dangerous proposal out in the 2015 legislative session. He expressed that allowing the open carry of handguns will “ put a tremendous burden on law enforcement because citizens are going to call when they see someone openly carrying a … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Applauds Governor Snyder’s Veto of Dangerous Gun Legislation Pushed by NRA

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Snyder’s Veto a Critical Defeat for the NRA, Preserving Safeguard to Keep Guns Away from Domestic Abusers and Stalkers In response to Governor Snyder’s veto of S.B. 789 – legislation pushed by the NRA that would undermine vital protections for domestic violence and stalking victims by allowing some of their abusers to carry loaded, concealed handguns – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: “After years of operating in state legislatures unchecked, … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Responds to Extreme Behavior by Open Carry Proponents in Texas

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Video Posted on Open Carry Leader’s Facebook Showcases Harassment of Texas State Legislature; Texas House Invokes “Panic Button” In Response The Texas Capitol was the site of a Come and Take It Texas armed lobby day to push for the passage of HB 195, which would allow the open carry of handguns with no permitting or background check requirements. The group’s lobbying efforts included an armed rally, a demonstration on how to manufacture untraceable AR-15 parts, and conducting office visits to … [Read more...]