Minnesota Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Shooting at an Apartment Building in St. Paul That Killed Three People

Three People Were Fatally Shot and a Fourth Victim Was Critically Injured Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence by the Numbers Available Here ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to a shooting in St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood early Friday morning that left three people dead and seriously wounded a fourth. Authorities are still investigating … [Read more...]

South Carolina Moms Demand Action, Everytown Denounce House Passage of Dangerous Permitless Carry and Concealed Carry Recip

H.B. 3930 Would Allow People to Carry Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit or Firearm Safety Training and Force South Carolina Law Enforcement To Automatically Recognize Concealed Carry Permits From Every Other State COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to House passage of H.B. 3930, legislation that would dismantle South Carolina’s concealed … [Read more...]

Take it from Wisconsin Law Enforcement: Permitless Carry is a Reckless Idea

Last week, a disturbing proposal, LRB 2039, emerged in Madison that, if enacted, would dismantle Wisconsin's permit requirement for carrying concealed handguns. Dismantling this permit requirement would lower the bar for who may carry concealed handguns in public in Wisconsin, and allow people with no safety training to carry hidden, loaded handguns in crowded town centers and on city streets. To understand just how dangerous permitless carry would be, look no further than the growing number … [Read more...]

Lucy McBath, Mother of Slain Teenager Jordan Davis, Criticizes House Passage of Stand Your Ground Law Expansion

HB 245 Would Effectively Require Stand Your Ground Defendants to Be Convicted Twice, Once in Front of a Judge and Again in Front of a Jury TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Lucy McBath, faith and outreach leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety, whose son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in a Florida gas station parking lot in a dispute over loud music, today released the following statement denouncing the House passage of HB 245, legislation that would expand … [Read more...]

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds Introduction of New Legislation to Fund Efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Conduct Gun Violence Prevention Research

Since 1996, CDC Funding for Firearm Injury Prevention – Including Research – Has Fallen by 96 Percent; Firearms Remain the Second Leading Cause of Death for Americans Age 15 to 24 WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today released the following statement applauding the introduction of new legislation in Congress by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) that would appropriate $10,000,000 per … [Read more...]

Arizona Moms Demand Action, Everytown, Gun Violence Survivors Urge Lawmakers to Reject Dangerous Gun Bills

Volunteers Spend Day at Capitol Urging Lawmakers to Reject Senate Bills 1159 and 1122 – Two Bills That Would Threaten Public Safety by Encouraging Guns in More Places and Preventing Local Government from Requiring Background Checks for All Gun Sales PHOENIX, Ariz. – Volunteers with the Arizona 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 at an advocacy day at the Arizona State … [Read more...]

California Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Assembly Appropriations Committee Passage of Legislation 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, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Assembly Appropriations Committee for passing Assembly Bill 424, legislation aimed at protecting California’s K-12 students by keeping guns out of schools. In 2015, California recognized that civilians … [Read more...]

Everytown, Tennessee Moms Demand Action Release Polling Showing Overwhelming Majority of Tennessee Voters Oppose Dangerous Gun Bills

65 Percent of Tennessee Voters Oppose Allowing Out-of-State Groups to Sue Tennessee Cities and Communities over Public Safety Laws While Collecting Lucrative Fees and Costs 93 Percent of Tennessee Voters Support the State’s Existing Permit Requirement for Carrying a Loaded Handgun in Public NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense America, part of Everytown, today released a new poll showing a strong majority of … [Read more...]

Iowa Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Iowa Senate Passage of House File 517

HF 517, Which Would Make Iowa Just the Second New Stand Your Ground State Since 2012, Now Heads to the Governor’s Desk DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement this evening after the Iowa Senate voted to pass House File 517. The bill now moves to the desk of Gov. Terry Branstad. Among other provisions, HF 517 includes a provision that would make Iowa only the second state to enact … [Read more...]

North Dakota Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Governor Burgum’s Signing of Bill That Would Help Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today thanked Governor Doug Burgum for signing HB 1402, a bill that clarifies law enforcement’s authority to arrest abusers who don’t comply with the terms of a domestic violence protection order. STATEMENT FROM CATHY LEE, VOLUNTEER WITH NORTH DAKOTA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA: “I am proud of Governor Burgum’s decision to sign this bill, … [Read more...]