Everytown, Tennessee Moms Disappointed in Governor Haslam’s Contradictions as He Signs Guns in Parks Bill While Also Expressing Public Safety Concerns; Other Dangerous Gun Bills Defeated

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House Bill 995 Will Compromise the Safety of Children by Forcing All Tennessee Public Parks to Allow Guns Everytown for Gun Safety and the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today expressed deep disappointment over Governor Haslam’s decision to sign House Bill 995 into law, legislation that forces all Tennessee towns and cities to allow guns in their parks and recreation areas. HB 995 eliminates local officials’ authority to make public safety decisions aimed at … [Read more...]

Everytown, Oregon Moms Applaud Background Check Bill Passed out of House Rules Committee Today

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Bill Now Moves to House Floor for a Vote; 81% of Oregonians Support Background Checks on All Gun Sales The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the House Rules Committee for passing Senate Bill 941, legislation to require background checks on all gun sales, out of committee with a 5-4 vote. The vote follows yesterday’s lengthy hearing on SB 941, where law enforcement officials, veterans, survivors of gun … [Read more...]

Everytown, Maine Moms Demand Action Release New Television, Radio and Digital Ads Opposing LD 652, Permitless Carry Legislation

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84 Percent of Mainers Oppose Scrapping Permits for Concealed Handguns; TV, Radio and Digital Ads Can Be Seen Here Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released new television, radio and digital ads opposing LD 652, legislation being considered by the Maine legislature that would let people carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit. The ads (available here) will air throughout Maine on television and … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Releases New Ad to Highlight How Kroger’s Lack of Action to Prohibit Open Carry Endangers Employees

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New Ad Highlights the Safety Risk Kroger Employees Face Due to the Grocer Allowing the Open Carry of Loaded Firearms ‘World’s Longest Receipt’ Racks Up More Than $300,000 Spent at Kroger Competitors in Just One Week; #GroceriesNotGuns Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released a new digital ad entitled “Which is Which?” (available here) that showcases how Kroger’s policy allowing the open carry of loaded firearms in stores forces employees to determine whether someone … [Read more...]

Everytown, Coalition of Oregon Moms, Law Enforcement, Gun Violence Survivors, Gun Owners, Faith Leaders, Students, Public Health Advocates Speak out in Support of Background Checks at House Rules Committee Hearing

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81% of Oregonians Support Background Checks on All Gun Sales The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, came together with law enforcement leaders, gun violence survivors, gun owners, faith leaders, students, public health advocates and others today at the House Rules Committee hearing on SB 941, legislation to require background checks on all gun sales. The broad coalition of Oregonians attended the hearing today and testified in … [Read more...]

Texas Moms Condemn House For Ignoring Texas Business and Voting for Open Carry without Signage Fix

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Today: House Vote on HB 910, Open Carry of Handguns Today the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America condemns the House vote to pass HB 910, a bill that allows for the open carry of handguns in Texas and places new, burdensome requirements on businesses and private property owners. The House failed to pass the Nevárez Gun Signage Amendment, which would alleviate that burden and was supported by the Texas Association of Business. HB 910 heads next to the Senate to be … [Read more...]

Everytown for Gun Safety, Tennessee Moms Condemn Passage of Guns in Parks Bill; Urge Governor Haslam to Veto

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House Bill 995 Would Force Public Parks to Allow Guns The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today condemned the passage of House Bill 995, legislation that would force all Tennessee towns and cities to allow guns in their parks and recreation areas and urged Governor Haslam to veto the bill. HB 995 would eliminate local officials’ authority to make public safety decisions aimed at protecting Tennessee families and children from … [Read more...]