Faces of Courage: Kimberly Brusk

Kimbery Brusk

I grew up in West Michigan. My parents both deer hunt. We had guns at home. I had to take hunters safety classes as an adolescent. My parents stored their guns safely. I’ve never been an anti-gun person and to be honest, I never thought much about things like the connection between guns and domestic violence. That is, until I had experienced that toxic combination firsthand. Looking back, my marriage was abusive almost from the start. But when you are so close to something it's difficult to … [Read more...]

Faces of Courage: LaTonya Boyd

LaTonya Boyd

By LaTonya Boyd My daughter, Tyesha McNair, was 21 years old when the father of her children, James Brock, murdered her. I raised her to be a fighter, but no one can win when faced by a domestic abuser with a gun. In October 2009, Tyesha was packing up her things in Georgia to move back home to Kansas. She had an order of protection against James Brock, but felt she needed to move away to protect herself. On October 13, she had her friend Terrence Clark over, he was there to help her pack … [Read more...]

Kroger Customers and Employees Speak out: Nearly 300,000 Signatures on Petition Demanding Kroger Family Stores Prohibit Open Carry of Guns

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Moms Deliver Petitions to Kroger Headquarters and Stores Nationwide; Meanwhile Kroger Employee Starts Her Own Petition and US Senators Call for #GroceriesNotGuns This week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will deliver nearly 300,000 petition signatures calling on the Kroger Family of Stores to ensure the safety and security of its customers and employees by asking guests not to openly carry guns in its stores. Moms members have already made nearly 10,500 phone calls to Kroger … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Statements on Jury Conviction of Michael Dunn on Jordan Davis’s Murder

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After a 10-day trial and approximately 4.5 hours of deliberation, a Florida jury today found Michael Dunn guilty of first degree murder for killing Jordan Davis, an unarmed 17-year-old, with a gun in November 2012. An Everytown analysis of Stand Your Ground laws found that in states with these types of laws, justifiable homicide rates increased by 53 percent, while they decreased by 5 percent in states without these laws. The National Rifle Association has advocated for these types of laws, … [Read more...]

Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud Governor Brown for Signing Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill into Law

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California Gun Violence Survivors, Moms, Mayors, Law Enforcement and Gun Violence Prevention Groups Worked Together to Defeat Gun Lobby Opposition and Support This Major Step Forward for Public Safety Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applaud Governor Brown for signing Assembly Bill 1014 today, a new law to prevent gun violence in California, despite opposition from the National Rifle Association, California Rifle and Pistol Association, Gun Owners of … [Read more...]

Back to School: Two School Shootings Today Only Hours Apart Should Be Call to Action for Political Leaders

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Shootings at Albemarle HS in Albemarle, NC and Fern Creek HS in Louisville, KY are the 49th and 50th School Shootings in 2014; See Full List Here Two school shootings at high schools in North Carolina and Kentucky today – only hours apart – are the 85th and 86th school shootings since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago. Following the shooting in Albemarle, in which it is reported at least one student was injured, and the shooting in Louisville, in which one … [Read more...]

Murphy, Blumenthal, Feinstein Urge Kroger Grocery Stores to Ban Openly Carried Firearms in Stores

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U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on Kroger Co. CEO, W. Rodney McMullen, to implement new policies that would prevent individuals from openly carrying firearms into the company’s stores. “As you know, gun extremists in several states have exploited the current Kroger policy by flaunting assault rifles as they shopped. There is simply no reason why someone would need an AK-47 to purchase milk, bread, or other basic … [Read more...]