Moms Demand Action, Everytown Celebrate Defeat of Dangerous Gun Bills That Would Have Threatened Public Safety in the State

Oklahoma Moms Demand Action Volunteers Launched Successful Campaign to Defeat Dangerous Gun Proposals OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklah. -- Volunteers with the Oklahoma chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, celebrated the defeat of several dangerous gun bills, including: House Bill 2322 and Senate Bill 275, which would have expressly allowed trial lawyers for the gun lobby and other out-of-state special interest groups to sue local Oklahoma … [Read more...]

Tennessee Moms Demand Action, Everytown Denounce Governor’s Signing of Dangerous Gun Bill That Would Punish Cities That Try to Reduce Gun Violence

H.B. 508 Will Allow Out-of-State Special Interest Groups to Sue Tennessee Cities that Enforce or Adopt Local Solutions to Reduce Gun Violence at Taxpayers’ Expense NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded today to Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to sign into law a dangerous gun bill. H.B. 508 threatens public safety throughout the state by allowing out-of-state special interest groups and trial lawyers … [Read more...]

Preventing Child Access to Guns and Promoting Responsible Gun Culture

The recent Associated Press/USA Today series on unintentional shootings by children raises important questions about the gun culture we have in America—especially as it relates to how children are affected by easy access to loaded firearms. The two pieces that ran this week were: Added agony: Justice is haphazard after kids’ gun deaths States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids Over the past four and half years, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and … [Read more...]

Victory for Public Safety: Nebraska Legislators Reject Dangerous Gun Bills, Including Proposal That Would Have Stripped Cities of the Ability to Enact Common-Sense Local Public Safety Laws

End of Legislative Session Marks Defeat of Dangerous Punitive Preemption and Permitless Carry Bills Another Dangerous Bill That Would Have Eliminated Nebraska’s Background Check Law Was Withdrawn Early in the Session LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded state legislators for rejecting three gun bills that would have undermined public safety in Nebraska. Today’s close of the legislative … [Read more...]

Victory for Public Safety: Minnesota Legislators Reject Dangerous Stand Your Ground, Permitless Carry Bills

Legislative Session Ends Without Votes on Dangerous Stand Your Ground and Permitless Carry Bills Backed by the Gun Lobby ST. PAUL – The Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, thanked legislators as the close of Minnesota’s legislative session marked the defeat of Stand Your Ground and permitless carry legislation introduced earlier this year. Among other gun bills, legislators rejected: H 238 and S 292, which would have made … [Read more...]

California Moms Demand Action, Everytown, Gun Violence Survivors Applaud Assembly Passage of Bill Aimed at Protecting California’s K-12 Students

Assembly Bill 424 Would Close a Dangerous Loophole That Allows School Districts to Authorize People to Bring Guns into California’s K-12 Schools SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Assembly passage of Assembly Bill 424 – legislation by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago aimed at protecting California’s … [Read more...]

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to Reports That Sheriff David Clarke Is Being Appointed to Department of Homeland Security Post

NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown, today released the following statements following reports that Sheriff David Clarke is being appointed to a position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT, EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY: "Sheriff David Clarke's reported appointment to the Department of Homeland Security is just the latest gift to the gun lobby – a continuing return on the NRA's … [Read more...]

Montana Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Sheriff’s Deputy Near Three Forks

According to Everytown Research, at Least 16 Police Officers Have Been Shot and Killed in U.S. in 2017 MISSOULA, Mont - The Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to a fatal shooting of a police officer early this morning near Three Forks. While details are still unfolding, reports indicate a man shot and killed Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore during a traffic stop. The shooting resulted in a chase west … [Read more...]

California Moms Demand Action, Everytown, Gun Violence Survivors Join with Lawmakers and Parents to Support Bill Aimed at Protecting California’s K-12 Students; Urge Assembly to Vote Yes on Thursday

Assembly Bill 424 Would Close a Dangerous Loophole That Allows School Districts to Authorize People to Bring Guns into California’s K-12 Schools SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Volunteers with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today came together with Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, Miguel Santiago, David Chiu and Todd Gloria and a member of the California Parent Teacher Association … [Read more...]

With ‘Stand Your Ground’ Vote Likely in Minnesota, Here’s What’s at Stake

After a procedural vote Monday, members of the Minnesota House of Representatives will likely bring H 238, a Stand Your Ground bill, to the House floor for a vote later this week. Under current Minnesota law, a person can use force – including deadly force – to defend himself or herself anywhere. But in public, a person must refrain from using deadly force if there is a safe way to avoid the danger. H 238 would upend this traditional self-defense law and encourage armed vigilantism by … [Read more...]