Florida Moms Demand Action, Everytown Statement on Shooting Death of Transgender Woman in Miami

Chayviss Reed Is at Least the Ninth Trans Woman Killed Nationwide This Year, Eight of Whom Have Been Shot and Killed; All Have Been Trans Women of Color MIAMI -- The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement regarding the shooting death of Chayviss Reed. According to reports, Reed was fatally shot at an intersection in Miami-Dade County early Friday morning. Chayviss Reed is at least the ninth … [Read more...]

Indiana Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Passage of Dangerous Permitless Carry Study Committee Legislation

HB 1071 Passes Despite New Polling Showing Nine in 10 Hoosiers Support Indiana’s Permit Requirement for Carrying a Loaded Handgun in Public INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized the passage of HB 1071, which would create a committee to study permitless carry, a development that would put Indiana closer to dismantling its popular and important permitting system to carry a loaded handgun in … [Read more...]

Missouri Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to St. Louis Shooting That Left Three People Dead

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri 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 in St. Louis that left three people dead Thursday. Authorities are still investigating the shooting, but early reports suggest a shooter randomly shot and killed two people at a work site before taking his own life. According to the police, the victims were Laclede Gas employees, one of whom was in his 20s, and the other … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action, Everytown Denounce Senate Education Committee’s Passage of Bill That Would Allow Guns into K-12 Schools

SB 383 Would Allow School Districts to Let Staff Carry Guns in Pennsylvania K-12 Schools HARRISBURG, Pa.– The Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today denounced members of the Senate Education Committee for advancing Senate Bill 383 out of committee and onto the floor. If eventually signed into law, the bill would allow school districts to let educators and other school staff carry firearms in school corridors and … [Read more...]

California Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Three People in Central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif - The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded today to reports of a shooting in central Fresno. While details are still unfolding, initial reports indicate a 39-year-old man fired 16 shots at four different locations, killing three people. The shooter is also reportedly a suspect in a fatal shooting outside of a motel last Thursday. STATEMENT FROM LORI GILES, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE CALIFORNIA … [Read more...]

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Murder of 74-Year-Old Grandfather That Was Posted Online

Robert Godwin Sr., a Father of Nine and Grandfather of 14, Was Targeted at Random on Easter Sunday; Video of His Murder Was Posted Online CLEVELAND – The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to the Easter Sunday murder of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old father of nine and grandfather of 14, that his shooter videotaped and posted to Facebook. The man who shot and killed Godwin is … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to News That President Donald Trump Will Speak at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Atlanta

WASHINGTON – Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statement today in response to the National Rifle Association’s announcement that President Donald Trump will speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of April. STATEMENT FROM SHANNON WATTS, FOUNDER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA: "The extremist leadership of the NRA spent … [Read more...]

Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action Statement on 10 Years Since Virginia Tech Tragedy

Everytown’s New Analysis of Mass Shootings in America Reveals American Women and Children in The Crosshairs: 54 Percent Involved Domestic Violence, 25 Percent of Fatalities Were Children WASHINGTON – Colin Goddard, a survivor from the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech and member of the Everytown Survivor Network, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released the following statements ahead of April 16, which will mark ten years since the mass … [Read more...]

Iowa Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Governor’s Signing of House File 517

Prior to Bill’s Passage, Lawmakers Removed Reckless, Gun Lobby-Backed Language, Including a Provision That Would Have Repealed Iowa’s Law Requiring Background Checks For Handgun Sales Signing of HF 517 Makes Iowa Just the Second New Stand Your Ground State Since 2012 DES MOINES – The Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement today after Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 517. HF 517 makes Iowa … [Read more...]

Nebraska Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Nebraska Legislature for Advancing Reckless Gun Bill That Would Put Nebraska Communities at Risk

Recent Polling Showed Opposition among Gun Owners and Nebraskans from Both Major Parties to Legislation That Would Prohibit Cities and Villages From Enacting or Enforcing Gun Safety Laws LINCOLN, Neb. – Volunteers with the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized Nebraska legislators for voting yesterday to advance LB 68, a development that brings the dangerous proposal one step closer to becoming law. If enacted, LB … [Read more...]