Everytown, Georgia Moms Demand Action Release New Television Ad Urging Governor Deal to Veto Guns on Campus Bill

TV Ad (Viewable Here) Quotes Deal’s 2016 Veto Statement on Guns on Campus and Urges Him Not to Sign Away His Legacy by Going Against His Own Words ATLANTA – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released a new television ad urging Governor Deal to veto HB 280, the dangerous guns on campus legislation currently on his desk. The ad will launch on television Wednesday. It asks … [Read more...]

Missouri Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Everytown Criticize House Committee Passage of Dangerous “Guns Everywhere” Bill

House Bill 630 Would Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Missouri Schools, College and University Facilities and Bars, Along with Daycare Centers, Sports Arenas and Police Stations Moms Demand Action Volunteers Testified Against HB 630 Yesterday JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Volunteers with the Missouri Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized lawmakers in the General Laws Committee of Missouri House of Representatives … [Read more...]

Women and Children in the Crosshairs: New Analysis of Mass Shootings in America Reveals 54 Percent Involved Domestic Violence and 25 Percent of Fatalities Were Children

Nearly 10 Years After Virginia Tech, Everytown Analysis Reveals That Majority of Mass Shootings Occur in the Home; In Nearly Half of Shootings, Shooters Exhibited Warning Signs NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today released an updated report analyzing mass shootings in the United States between 2009 and 2016 that shows a majority involve domestic or family violence, that American children are significantly affected and that … [Read more...]

Missouri Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Everytown Urge Lawmakers to Reject Dangerous Gun Bills

Moms Demand Action Volunteers Testified Against HB 630 and HB 96, Two Bills That Would Further Weaken Missouri’s Gun Laws JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Volunteers with the Missouri Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, testified before the General Laws Committee of Missouri House of Representatives on Monday and urged committee members to reject two dangerous gun bills being considered: HB 630 would change Missouri law to allow people to carry … [Read more...]

California Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting At North Park Elementary School

North Park Elementary School Shooting is the 12th School Shooting in 2017; 220th School Shooting Since 2013 Research Shows that Women in the U.S. are 16 Times More Likely to be Killed With a Gun Than Women in Other High-Income Countries SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded to a shooting today at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino. While details are still unfolding, reports … [Read more...]

Gov. Deal: Don’t Sign Away Your Legacy

Many of you have written extensively about House Bill 280, which would force Georgia’s public colleges and universities to allow guns on campus. Now the bill has reached Governor Nathan Deal’s desk and the clock is ticking for him to either sign or veto the bill. Last year, Governor Deal vetoed similar legislation, citing safety concerns as one of his top deciding factors: “If the intent of [the bill] is to increase safety of students on college campuses, it is highly questionable that such … [Read more...]

How Everytown for Gun Safety Plans to Defeat the NRA’s Top Legislative Priority

Today we announced in Politico that for the first time, and as part of a full-force campaign, Everytown for Gun Safety will score a Congressional vote on the NRA’s top legislative priority: “Concealed Carry Reciprocity.” As you know, right now, America has varying laws across states when it comes to who can carry concealed weapons in public. Some states have high standards; others do not. Twelve states do not even require a permit to carry hidden, loaded guns in public. “Concealed Carry … [Read more...]

Maine Moms Demand Action, Everytown Denounce Introduction of Dangerous Guns on Campus Legislation

House Bill 949/Legislative Document 1370 Would Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Weapons on Campus, Including in Sensitive Places Such as Classrooms, Day Care Facilities, Hospitals and Student Mental Health Centers AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the statements below in opposition to House Bill 949/Legislative Document 1370. This dangerous legislation would force public universities, … [Read more...]

West Virginia Moms Demand Action, Everytown Celebrate Defeat of Recklesss Gun Bills That Would Have Allowed Guns in Parking Lots, K-12 Schools and College Campuses

Moms Demand Action Volunteers Drove Digital Actions, Met With Lawmakers throughout Session to Make Sure Several Dangerous Gun Bills Did Not Become Law CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Volunteers with the West Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the defeat of several dangerous pieces of gun legislation that would have allowed guns in employer parking lots (HB 2562), on college campuses (HB 2713) and in K-12 classrooms (HB … [Read more...]

New Mexico Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Governor Martinez for Vetoing Bill That Would Have Protected Women and Children By Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Senate Bill 259 Passed through the Senate and House with Bipartisan Support SANTA FE, N.M. –The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized Governor Susana Martinez for vetoing Senate Bill 259 – legislation that would have helped protect New Mexico's women and children by keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Other governors have already signed similar legislation this session, including New Jersey … [Read more...]