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January 17, 2017

Everytown, Arizona Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors Denounce Introduction of Dangerous Gun Bill That Would Strip Local and State Ability to Reduce Gun Violence

House Bill 2118 Has Been Rejected in the Statehouse Twice Before; Legislation is an Attempt to Willfully Hand Over the Responsibility to Protect Arizonans to Outsiders, Stripping Local Control of Public Safety PHOENIX – Today, the Arizona chapter of Moms…
January 10, 2017

Everytown, New Hampshire Moms Demand Action Criticize Senate Judiciary Committee for Advancing Legislation That Would Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit

Senate Bill 12, Which Passed Out of Committee Today, Seeks to Implement Permitless Carry in Granite State CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety,…
January 9, 2017

Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Respond to the Fatal Shooting of a Police Officer in Orlando

Orlando Officer Master Sgt. Debra Clayton Is the First Law Enforcement Officer to be Shot and Killed Nationwide in 2017; Everytown Tracked More Than 200 Law Enforcement Shootings in 2016, Data Available Here Her Death Follows…
January 9, 2017

New Jersey Chapter of Moms Demand Action Celebrate Governor Christie Signing Bill That Will Keep Guns Out of the Hands Of Domestic Abusers and Which He Previously Vetoed

Moms Praise State Legislators Weinberg and Mosquera for Keeping Up Efforts at Making SB 2483 Law; Governor Christie Vetoed Similar Legislation In Both 2015 and 2016 TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense…
January 6, 2017

Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Respond to Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting That Killed At Least Five With More Injured

Shooting Occurs As Florida Legislature Prepare to Consider SB 140 and HB 6001, Two Dangerous Bills That Would Allow Concealed Handguns in Airports This Incident is the First Mass Shooting of 2017 and at Least the 158th Since January 2009;…
December 21, 2016

Everytown, New Mexico Moms Demand Action Applaud Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard, Senator Richard Martinez and Senate Majority Leader-Elect Peter Wirth For Filing Bill to Require Criminal Background Checks For All Gun Sales

Loophole in Current New Mexico Law Allows Criminals, Domestic Abusers and Other Dangerous People to Obtain Guns from Unlicensed Sellers, With No Background Check, No Questions Asked SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for…
December 19, 2016

Ohio Moms Demand Action Criticize Governor John Kasich’s Signing of Dangerous Gun Bill

Senate Bill 199 Allows People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Daycare Centers and on Some College Campuses, and Limits the Ability of Businesses to Keep People from Carrying Guns on Private Property COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio chapter of…
December 19, 2016

Everytown, Illinois Moms Demand Action Respond to Weekend Gun Violence in Chicago Including the Mass Shooting in Fernwood

At least the 16th Mass Shooting in the United States in 2016; More than 700 homicides in Chicago so far in 2016 CHIGAGO— In response to reports of weekend gun violence in Chicago including a mass…
December 16, 2016

Another NRA Defeat: Gun-Lobby Backed Bills Fail in Michigan Legislature

Michigan Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety Applaud Legislature for Standing Up for Public Safety LANSING, Mich. — Everytown for Gun Safety and the Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released the…
December 16, 2016

Everytown, South Carolina Moms Demand Action Issue Statement in Support of Families Whose Loved Ones Were Killed During Charleston Church Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, the South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement of solidarity in support of the families and friends of the nine worshippers…
December 15, 2016

Terrible Twos: 2016 Proves to be a Dangerous Year for Two-Year-Olds Gaining Access to Unsecured Firearms

As we wrap up 2016, a look back reveals it was another dangerous year for American children when it comes to unintentional child shootings. Recent headlines show a startling trend of the dangers that can occur when children gain access…
December 15, 2016

Moms Demand Action Marks Four-Year Anniversary by Renewing Commitment to Strengthening Gun Laws in States, Vowing to Oppose the Gun Lobby Agenda

Group Reflects on Victories of 2016; Is Poised to Take on the Potentially NRA-Fueled Agenda of Trump Administration NEW YORK – Today, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,…
December 13, 2016

Gun Politics in 2016 and What’s Ahead in 2017

As you prepare coverage and commentary to close out the year, here is a review of how the movement to end gun violence grew stronger in 2016 than it’s ever been before – and how we’re ready for what lies…
December 8, 2016

Ohio Moms Demand Action Responds to Ohio Senate Revision and Passage of House Bill 48

Ohio Senate Passes HB 48 With Amendments After Powerful Testimony From Moms Demand Action Volunteers Before the Government Oversight and Reform Committee Columbus, Ohio — The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown…
December 7, 2016

Georgia Moms Demand Action Responds to Shooting That Killed One Police Officer and Injured Another in Americus

Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, recently published data (available here) showing law enforcement officers have been wounded or killed in more than 200 shootings in the United States so far…
December 6, 2016

Everytown, New Mexico Moms Demand Action Respond to Albuquerque Shooting

Everytown Research (And Visuals) on Gun Violence By the Numbers Available Here ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded…
December 5, 2016

Ohio Moms Demand Action Responds to Open Carry Demonstration at The Ohio State University Today

Demonstration Comes as the Ohio Senate Considers House Bill 48, Which Would Allow People to Legally Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Daycare Centers, on Some College Campuses, and in Police Stations COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand…
December 2, 2016

Another Tragic Milestone Passed as Chicago Records 700th Homicide of 2016

Vast Majority of the City’s Homicides are Gun Homicides; Highlights the Need to Close Dangerous Loopholes in U.S. Gun Laws Research Suggests Most Guns Recovered in Chicago Crimes Were Sold in Other States, Many of them from States that Don’t…
December 2, 2016

Everytown, West Virginia Moms Demand Action Respond to Murder of 15-Year-Old Child in Charleston

Man Not Permitted to Have Gun Kills 15-Year-Old Black Youth After Verbal Altercation; Federal Prosecutors to Determine Whether It May Have Been a Hate Crime CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The West Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,…
December 1, 2016

Everytown, Louisiana Moms Demand Action Respond to Shooting Death of Former NFL Player Joe McKnight

28-Year-Old Joe McKnight was Shot and Killed During An Argument in Terrytown NEW ORLEANS— In response to reports that former NFL player Joe McKnight was shot and killed during an argument at an intersection in Terrytown…
December 1, 2016

Tragic Milestone Passed as U.S. Records 200th Shooting of a Law Enforcement Officer in 2016

200th Shooting Follows a Spike in Shootings of Police Officers in Recent Weeks, According to Data Collected by Everytown for Gun Safety NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today published data (…
November 30, 2016

Ohio Moms Demand Action Responds to Lawmakers Delaying a Committee Vote on House Bill 48

HB 48 Would Allow People to Legally Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Daycare Centers, on College Campuses, and in Police Stations Columbus, Ohio — The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for…
November 30, 2016

Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Levi’s Policy Asking Customers to Leave Their Guns at Home

Levi’s Joins a String of Corporations Taking a Stand for Gun Sense to Protect Customers, Employees NEW YORK — Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the below statement from founder…
November 15, 2016

New Study Finds 64 Percent Decrease in Gun Violence Research After Congress Blocked CDC Funding in 1996; Study Also Finds Recent Uptick Since Sandy Hook

NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety today announced the publication of new peer-reviewed research in scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine entitled “Trends in Research Publications About Gun Violence in the United States, 1960 to 2014” (…

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.