D.C. Moms Respond to Unintentional Child Shooting That Killed Three-Year-Old Girl

National Index Shows At Least 48 Deaths, 163 Unintentional Shootings Involving Children This Year, One Every 32 Hours; Everytown and Moms Launch “Be SMART” Campaign to Reduce Child Shootings; BeSMARTforkids.org WASHINGTON – The Washington, D.C. chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to Thursday’s reported unintentional shooting in Southeast D.C. when three-year-old Dalis Cox was shot and … [Read more...]

Senators Schumer, Blumenthal and Murphy Join Everytown, Moms Demand Action and Gun Violence Survivors to Demand a Vote on Legislation to Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands

Cruel Summer of Gun Violence – from Charleston to Chattanooga to Lafayette and Events that Kill 88 Americans Everyday – Highlight Need for Common-Sense Gun Laws Survivors from Charleston, Aurora, Isla Vista and Others Travel to D.C.to Demand a Vote from Congress on Background Check Legislation WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Chuck Schumer, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, along with … [Read more...]

Another NRA Defeat: North Carolina Moms Successfully Defend Handgun Background Check Requirement From Gun Lobby-Backed Repeal Effort

NC Legislature Rejects Gun Lobby Attempt to Repeal Background Checks for Handgun Buyers RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements today after successfully removing a gun lobby-backed provision out of HB 562 that would have repealed North Carolina’s requirement that all handgun buyers first pass a criminal background check and obtain a pistol permit—and made it easy for prohibited … [Read more...]

Louisiana Moms Demand Action, Everytown Reaction to Governor Jindal Calling for Other States to Strengthen Gun Laws

"Let's Focus on Louisiana, Too" -- Louisiana Moms Demand Action Leader NEW ORLEANS – In response to Governor Bobby Jindal's call for tougher gun laws in other states, the Louisiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement from gun violence survivor and volunteer leader Sara Cusimano: "Governor Jindal, we are all shaken by what happened in Lafayette last week -- and we agree that other states have a … [Read more...]

An Unsecured Firearm Changed the Life of My Toddler Forever

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On April 5, 2002 my life changed forever. That day, my four-year-old son found a handgun lying on a stack of children’s books, loaded with the safety off. This negligent act would leave lasting scars on a beautiful four-year-old child, but those responsible would go unpunished. This is the story of my son, Eli. On this day, my estranged husband picked up our two young sons, Eli and Ethan (age 2), to take them to Louisville to visit their grandparents. The boys were cranky when their dad … [Read more...]

Louisiana Moms, Aurora Theatre Shooting Survivor Respond to Lafayette Movie Theater Shooting in Which Two Were Killed and Nine Were Injured

NEW ORLEANS — Everytown for Gun Safety today released statements from the Louisiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, and from Tom Teves, whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora movie theater tragedy, in response to the shooting on Thursday evening at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana in which two people were killed and nine people were injured. The shooting occurred just days after the third anniversary of the mass shooting in an … [Read more...]

Georgia Moms, Everytown Respond to Suwanee Domestic-Violence Related Shooting that Killed Three, Including Two Children

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to a shooting that occurred on Wednesday morning in a Suwanee home in which a gunman shot and killed three people, including his girlfriend and her two children, and injured one other before shooting and killing himself. The shooting victims include Rebecca Manning, 37, her 9-year-old son, Jacob Smith; and her 8-year-old son, … [Read more...]