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February 14, 2022

Colorado Legislature Advances Bill to Prohibit Open Carry of Firearms At Polling Places After Testimony from Moms Demand Action Volunteers

The Colorado chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement after the Colorado House State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs committee voted to advance HB22-1086, a…
February 14, 2022

Virginia School Boards Association is Taking Critical Action to Keep Students Safe Amid Record Levels of Gun Violence on School Grounds

Last week, the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) published their legislative priorities for school safety, including two key measures to mitigate gun violence in schools across the state. In the priorities, the VSBA states their support…
February 14, 2022

Virginia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Applaud Virginia Senate on Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Create the Virginia Center for Firearm Violence Intervention and Prevention

The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement in applauding the Virginia Senate for passing important bipartisan legislation that would put a renewed emphasis…
February 11, 2022

Five Law Enforcement Officers Shot in Phoenix; Arizona Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Arizona chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement after five police officers were shot and wounded while…
February 11, 2022

Utah Lawmakers Fast Track Bill to Cut Off Local Control – Utah Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

The Utah chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action issued the following statement after the House Judiciary committee advanced SB 115, an extreme proposal that would tie the hands of local Utah officials by further prohibiting them from…
February 11, 2022

New Everytown Analysis: First Half of 2021-2022 School Year Had Most School Gun Violence in Recent History

Between August 1 and December 31, at Least 136 Instances of Gunfire Occurred on School Grounds, Killing 26 and Wounding 96 — The Most Instances and People Shot in That Five-Month Period Since Everytown Began Tracking…
February 10, 2022

Rhode Island Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Dangerous Firearm Standoff in Providence

The Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement in response to reports of a standoff involving a man barricaded…
February 10, 2022

Missouri Lawmakers Reject Legislation to Expand Stand Your Ground After Hearing Testimony from Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Public Safety Advocates, Law Enforcement, Faith Leaders

The Missouri chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement after the Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee today voted to reject SB 666,…
February 10, 2022

“Demand a Seat” Kicks Off Second Cohort with More Than 100 Moms Demand Action , Students Demand Action Volunteers and Gun Violence Survivors Training to Run for Office and Work on Campaigns

Last Week, More than 100 Gun Safety Advocates and Gun Violence Survivors Graduated as Part of the First Cohort The National Program is Investing $3 Million in Recruiting and Training Hundreds of Grassroots Volunteers and Survivors of Gun Violence to…
February 10, 2022

Miami Herald Editorial Board: Florida’s ‘Shoot First’ or ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law is More Than a Legal Matter, It’s An Attitude

Yesterday, the Miami Herald published an editorial on Florida’s culture of violence, cultivated by lax firearm legislation like the state’s “Stand Your Ground” or “Shoot First” law. The piece highlights a number of incidents where disagreements between state residents…