Faces of Courage: Sandra Rougier Frank

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On February 1, 1999, my only child, Teshawn Samuel, was walking around his Brooklyn neighborhood, handing out invitations for his daughter’s fourth birthday party. The details about what happened next are unclear, but Teshawn was approached by four gunman and was shot a total of 17 times with three different guns. As he fell to the ground, he asked for someone to “call my mother” and was able to dictate my phone number. When I arrived at the hospital, Teshawn had already succumbed to his wounds. … [Read more...]

Rhode Island Moms, Everytown: Domestic Violence Legislation Introduced Today Will Save Women’s Lives

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Bill Introduced Today by Sen. Cynthia Coyne and Rep. Teresa Tanzi Will Close Gaps in RI Law That Allow Domestic Abusers to Access Guns The Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in support of Senator Cynthia Coyne and Representative Teresa Tanzi’s legislation to keep guns away from domestic abusers: “Red and blue states all across the country have taken action to tackle this problem, and … [Read more...]

Michigan Moms, Everytown Speak Out Against S.B. 34, Urge Governor Snyder to Veto Dangerous Gun Legislation

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Passed by Michigan House Today, Bill Would Remove Important Provisions Allowing Law Enforcement to Deny Concealed Pistol Licenses to Dangerous People Bill Now Goes to Governor Snyder’s Desk The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today urged Governor Snyder to veto S.B. 34, a bill the Michigan House passed today that would strip Michigan law enforcement of the authority to deny concealed pistol licenses to dangerous people. … [Read more...]

Kansas Moms, Everytown Condemn Senate’s Passage of Dangerous Gun Bill, S.B. 45

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S.B. 45, Which Passed Kansas Senate Today, Would Allow People Who Have Never Handled Guns Before to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns in Public The Kansas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today condemned the Senate’s passage of S.B. 45, legislation that would effectively dismantle the state’s concealed carry licensing system. The bill now moves to the Kansas House of Representatives. If S.B. 45 becomes law, Kansas would become one of only … [Read more...]

New Jersey Moms Applaud Introduction of Life-Saving Background Checks Bill

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SB 2785 Keeps Guns Out of the Hands of Felons, Domestic Abusers and Other Dangerous People The New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today applauded Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg’s introduction of SB 2785—a bill that closes a dangerous loophole in current New Jersey law that makes it too easy for felons, domestic abusers, and other dangerous people to buy rifles and shotguns. Under current law, a person may use a decades-old permit to buy a long gun—even … [Read more...]

Florida Moms: Bethune-Cookman Shooting Should Be Wake-up Call to Lawmakers to Keep Guns Off Campus

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Shooting at Bethune-Cookman University Monday Night the 108th School Shooting Since Sandy Hook Tragedy In response to the shooting at Bethune-Cookman University Monday night that injured three students, the Florida Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement: “Once again we’re devastated to learn about another shooting on a Florida campus, and our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” said Chryl Anderson, a volunteer with the Florida … [Read more...]

West Virginia Moms Urge Lawmakers to Vote “No” on Dismantling Concealed Carry Permitting Program

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S.B. 347, Voted out of West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee Late Last Night, Would Effectively Dismantle the State’s Concealed Carry Permitting System, Changing West Virginia Law to Allow Dangerous People to Carry Guns in Public Following its vote out of committee late last night, the West Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is today urging lawmakers to oppose S.B. 347, a bill that would effectively dismantle West Virginia’s concealed carry permitting system. … [Read more...]