Illinois Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to School Shooting at Mattoon High School

Incident is at least 33rd School Shooting of 2017, 241st Since January 2013 MATTOON, Ill. – The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after an unidentified high school student opened fire in the cafeteria of Mattoon High School, injuring another student. According to media reports, a teacher disarmed the student and stopped the shooting. The student allegedly responsible for the shooting is … [Read more...]

Media Continue to Uncover How SHARE Act to Gut Silencer Safety Laws Puts Gun Company Profits Ahead of Public Safety

A number of news stories published in the last week highlight how the NRA-backed SHARE Act, which would gut silencer safety laws and could soon be scheduled for a full vote in the House of Representatives, puts the profits of struggling gun manufacturers ahead of public safety. In a column urging Congress to reject the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda, including the SHARE Act, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus wrote that gutting silencer safety laws would threaten the safety of law enforcement, … [Read more...]

Florida Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Death of Girl who Unintentionally Shot and Killed Herself While Looking for Candy in Grandmother’s Purse

#NotAnAccident Index Reveals There Have Been at Least 208 Unintentional Shootings by Children Nationwide This Year, Resulting in 84 Deaths and 127 Injuries Moms Demand Action’s Be SMART Program Outlines Steps Adults Can Take to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Children TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today issued the following statement in response to reports that a four-year-old girl in Tampa unintentionally … [Read more...]

Victory For Public Safety: Rhode Island Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Speaker, Senate President and Legislature on Passage of the ‘Protect Rhode Island Families Act;’ Governor Raimondo to Sign it

The ‘Protect Rhode Island Families Act’ Will Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse by Helping to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Convicted Domestic Abusers Gun Lobby Defeated by Coalition of Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Law Enforcement, Mayors and Survivors PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded Speaker Mattiello and members of the Rhode Island Legislature for passing, the “Protect Rhode … [Read more...]

ICYMI: Wisconsin Lawmakers to Revisit Dangerous Gun Bill Tuesday

As you may have seen, the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety will revisit a proposal Tuesday that would dismantle Wisconsin's permit requirement for carrying a concealed handgun. The hearing comes despite Gov. Scott Walker’s comments in support of the existing permit requirement. The proposal being discussed in executive session Tuesday, SB 169, is a reckless bill that would eliminate Wisconsin’s permit requirement and allow people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in … [Read more...]

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Shooting Death of Georgia Tech Student LGBTQ Activist

Gun Violence by the Numbers (and Visuals) Available Here ATLANTA – The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to a shooting by campus police officers on the Georgia Institute of Technology’s campus that left 21-year-old engineering student and LGBTQ activist, Scout Schultz, dead. Schultz was president of the Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance. Although details are still unfolding, police … [Read more...]

NEW REPORT: Silencers Trade Association Says It Wrote Dangerous NRA-Backed Silencers Bill, and Its President Boasts It Would Grow the Struggling Silencer Industry “By 10 Times”

A blockbuster report by HuffPost has uncovered that the “lead author” of the NRA-backed “Hearing Protection Act,” which is quickly being pushed through Congress as part of the SHARE Act, was none other than the general counsel of the American Suppressor Association, the silencer industry trade group that exists to boost the silencer manufacturing industry. According to HuffPost: “A 2016 ASA blog post says that Michael Williams, the organization’s former general counsel, was ‘lead author’ … [Read more...]

ICYMI: Top Michigan Lawmaker Says No Action Imminent on Dangerous Gun Bill

With the fall legislative session under way, I wanted to make sure you saw the news that Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof has said “the timing isn't right yet” to move forward on legislation that would take away Michigan's license requirement for carrying a concealed pistol in public. The majority leader’s comments suggest Michigan is poised to join the many other states that have declined to pass dangerous permitless carry legislation in the face of bipartisan public opposition and grave … [Read more...]

Julianne Moore, Cynthia Rowley, Everytown Announce Launch of Everytown Fashion Council

NEW YORK - Everytown for Gun Safety, Julianne Moore and Cynthia Rowley today announced the launch of the Everytown Fashion Council. Everytown for Gun Safety is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country, with over three million supporters. The new Everytown Fashion Council will focus on engaging the power of the fashion community to support gun safety and help reduce the gun violence that kills over 90 Americans and injures hundreds every day. It will be housed under the … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action, Everytown, City Council Members and Advocates Urge Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Pass Life-Saving Domestic Violence Legislation

City Council Members, Community Leaders Support Senate Bill 501, Which Would Require All Abusers Subject to Final Protective Orders to Turn in Their Guns 82 Percent of Pennsylvanians, Including 88 Percent of Gun-Owning Households, Support Prohibiting Anyone Convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence or Subject to a Domestic Violence Protection Order from Purchasing a Gun PITTSBURGH – Volunteers with the Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, … [Read more...]