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August 5, 2020

The Pinal County Sheriff is Deputizing Citizens; Here’s Why That’s Dangerous and Could Lead to More Gun Violence in Arizona

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office’s new “Citizens Posse,” a program that will call on participants to join law enforcement during “hypothetical emergency situations, or times of widespread unrest,” has already received more than…
August 5, 2020

Everytown Policy Expert: “Cities Need Investment, Not a Theatrical Federal Policing ‘Surge’”

As you plan future coverage of gun violence in cities and how to prevent it, I wanted to flag a new piece that highlights systemic causes of gun violence and lays out a three-pronged approach to making cities safer.Rather that…
August 5, 2020

This Weekend: Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Receive the Gun Sense Lawmaker of the Year Award and Speak to Thousands of Volunteers at Everytown’s Gun Sense University

Annual Conference Brings Together Thousands of Gun Violence Survivors and Grassroots Volunteers for Trainings  NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown for Gun Safety”) today announced that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives, is participating in…
August 4, 2020

Texas Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Comments on Gun Sales and Trump’s Re-Election

The Texas chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today released the following statement after Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued a press release saying that…
August 4, 2020

Where Potential Vice Presidential Candidates Stand on Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety Releases New Report on the Gun Safety Positions and Records of Potential VP Candidates, Concludes 12-Part “Demanding Women” Series NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand…
August 3, 2020

Everytown Responds to New FBI Data Suggesting Americans Bought 135% More Guns in July Than They Did Last Year

Continued Surge in Gun Sales Increases Risk of Gun-Related Domestic Violence, Daily Gun Violence, Unintentional Shootings, and Gun Suicide When Americans Learn About Surge of Gun Sales, Their Support for Gun Safety Laws SurgesNEW YORK —…
August 3, 2020

Jill Biden to Deliver Keynote Address at Everytown For Gun Safety’s Annual Conference, Gun Sense University

Gun Sense University is an Annual Training Summit in August of More than 2,000 Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers and Survivors of Gun ViolenceAttendees to Virtually Participate in Training Sessions on Organizing Ahead of 2020 ElectionNEW YORK…
July 31, 2020

Gov. Lamont, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statements on Signing of Police Reform Bills

HARTFORD, Conn. — Today, Governor Ned Lamont, and the Connecticut chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety grassroots networks, released the following statements on the signing of police reform legislation…
July 31, 2020

Everytown Applauds House Democrats for Passing the Strongest Gun Safety Appropriations Package in History

Historic Package Includes $55 Million in Funding for Gun Violence Research and Measures to Address Background Checks, School Safety, Domestic Violence, City Gun Violence, Police Violence, Ghost Guns, and More Gun Sense Champions in the House, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)…
July 31, 2020

One Year After El Paso, Lawmakers Still Refuse to Act on Gun Safety

In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, lawmakers across the country – from President Trump to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick – promised to act on gun safety. But to…
July 31, 2020

Everytown Statement on Next Week’s 1-Year Marks of the El Paso, Dayton Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements on next week’s one-year marks of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, during which 32 people were killed…
July 31, 2020

Following Several Incidents of Police Violence this Year, Indiana Police Departments Should Consider Oversight Boards to Help Hold Officers Accountable

After another high profile incident of police violence in Indiana this year in which Richard Bailey Jr., a Black man from Northwestern Indiana, was attacked by a police dog during an arrest by Lafayette police officers…
July 31, 2020

3 Ways Policymakers Can Help Prevent Gun Violence in Michigan

As Michigan continues to confront the ongoing public health crises of both coronavirus and gun violence, lawmakers must consider the root causes of gun violence and act on proven, comprehensive solutions to save lives. Gun violence is not isolated to big…
July 30, 2020

Three Things to Know Before July’s Gun Sales Data is Released

Early next week, background check data for the month of July will be released by the F.B.I.––and it will likely show a continuing surge in gun sales during the pandemic. Here are three things you should…
July 30, 2020

Everytown Unveils New Latino Voter Polling, Announces $2 Million Paid Media Program to Reach Latino Voters, and Launches First Spanish-Language Ad of 2020

Announcement Comes Ahead of the Year Mark of the Hate-Fueled Shooting in El Paso, in Which a Gunman Targeted Latino Community, Killing 23 People and Wounding Dozens MoreNew Polling Conducted by Equis Research and Global Strategy…
July 30, 2020

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Mass Shooting in Elyria Home

The Ohio chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today released the following statement on reports that five people, including three children, were shot and…
July 30, 2020

Arkansas Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on Lionel Morris’s Death in Police Custody

The Arkansas chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today released the following statement as new footage was released of the death of Lionel Morris in police custody.“Lionel Morris…
July 30, 2020

One Year After Dayton: Instead of Common-Sense Gun Safety Legislation, Ohio Lawmakers have Prioritized Stand Your Ground and Arming-Teachers Bills

Next week marks one year since the mass shooting in Dayton – one year since Ohioans demanded that leaders “do something” to end gun violence and Governor Dewine called for background checks…
July 30, 2020

Victory For Gun Safety: Rhode Island Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Governor Raimondo for Signing Legislation to Prohibit Ghost Guns

Gun Sales Have Surged in Rhode Island and Across The Country, and Online Ghost Gun Manufacturers Have Experienced “Exceptionally Heavy Demand”PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action and…
July 29, 2020

Everytown Applauds Congressional Democrats for Launching Investigation into Trump Administration’s Decision to Lift Ban on International Sales of Silencers

This Investigation Comes Two Weeks After the White House Lifted a Bush-Era Ban on International Sales of Silencers “That Was Intended to Protect U.S. Troops from Ambushes”The Investigation Will Focus on…
July 29, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on Shooting of Trans Person in Akron

The Ohio chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety grassroots networks, released the following statement on the death of a transgender person in Akron, Ohio last month. As the Akron…
July 28, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Cook County Board for $5 Million Investment in Local Gun Violence Intervention Groups

The Illinois chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today applauded the Cook County Board for a $5 million investment in…
July 27, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Massachusetts House for Passing Policing Reform Legislation

The Massachusetts chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement applauding the Massachusetts House of Representatives for passing HB 4860, legislation that would establish a statewide…
July 23, 2020

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to ‘Operation Legend’

NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, today released the following statements on the Trump Administration’s “Operation Legend”:“If President Trump were serious about preventing gun violence, he’d listen to…

Did you know

Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims and are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.