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January 22, 2016

Moms Demand Action Call on Trader Joe’s to Prohibit Open Carry of Firearms in its Grocery Stores Nationwide

Moms’ Petition Follows Trader Joe’s Decision to Prohibit Open Carry of Guns in its Texas Stores; Campaign Follows Successful Corporate Public Safety Efforts at Target, Chipotle, Sonic, Chili’s, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, Safeway and Albertsons, Facebook, Instagram NEW…
January 21, 2016

More Than 70 Washington Moms, Gun Violence Survivors Gathered for Gun Violence Prevention Lobby Day at Washington State House

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Today, more than 70 volunteers with the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, along with members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, came together with…
January 20, 2016

Hundreds of Texas Businesses Stand Up for Customer and Employee Safety by Prohibiting Open Carry

Less Than One Month into 2016, More Than 400 Texas Businesses Have Prohibited Open Carry of Handguns in Stores Texas Institutions and Major Chains like HEB, Fiesta Mart, Luby’s Cafeteria and Many Others Have Prohibited Open Carry;…
January 20, 2016

Everytown For Gun Safety and the American Constitution Society Issue Statements on the Legality of Executive Actions to Stem Gun Violence

Today: U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Hearing on the Administration’s Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence Erwin Chemerinsky, Leading Constitutional Scholar and Dean of UC-Irvine School of Law, Submitted Written…
January 19, 2016

West Virginia Moms Demand Action Condemns Introduction of Bills that Would Allow Untrained, Unlicensed People to Carry Concealed, Loaded Guns in Public

Senate Bills 136 and 314, along with House Bill 4145, Seek to Allow Permitless Carry in West Virginia; Gov. Tomblin Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Year CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense…
January 19, 2016

Maine Moms, Law Enforcement, Gun Violence Survivors, Gun Owners Turn in Signatures to Qualify Maine Background Check Initiative for November Ballot

Group Delivers Total of 85,436 Signatures, Collected from Every County and All 503 Cities and Towns in Maine AUGUSTA, Maine – Volunteers with Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, together with law enforcement officials, gun owners and gun…
January 13, 2016

Indiana Moms Urge Lawmakers to Vote ‘No’ on Allowing Alcohol Abusers to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns

Today: Senate Judiciary Hearing on Senate Bill 36, Allowing Alcohol Abusers to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Moms, Teachers, Public Health Professionals Testify in Opposition to Dangerous Bill Indianapolis, IN — Members of the Indiana…
January 11, 2016

Daughter and Cousin of Charleston Shooting Victims and South Carolina Moms Release Statement in Support of Bills Introduced by Senator Malloy and Representative Brannon to Close Charleston Loophole

Bills Filed by Senator Gerald Malloy and Representative Norman “Doug” Brannon to Honor Nine Charleston Victims Would Save Lives by Keeping Guns Away from Criminals, Domestic Abusers, and Dangerously Mentally Ill COLUMBIA, SC – The Everytown Survivor Network and…
January 4, 2016

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds President Obama for Taking Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Everytown Previously Released New Research and Recommendations for How the President Can Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence WASHINGTON – Following the White House announcement that President Obama will deliver…
January 4, 2016

Everytown Lauds President Obama for Meeting with Attorney General Lynch Today to Discuss Executive Action on Guns

Everytown Previously Released New Research and Recommendations for How the President Can Take Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence WASHINGTON – In advance of President Obama’s meeting today with U.S. Attorney…
December 30, 2015

Texas Businesses Say No to Open Carry

Moms spoke and Texas businesses listened! On January 1, 2016, open carry becomes legal in the state of Texas. But dozens of businesses, including thousands of locations across the state, will be exercising their right to prohibit individuals from openly…
December 23, 2015

Everytown, NBA, and Spike Lee Launch Campaign to Rally Americans to Help End Gun Violence

First of Several Spike Lee-Directed ‘End Gun Violence’ PSAs to Debut Christmas Day on ABC and ESPN, Featuring NBA All-Stars Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul, Grammy-Nominated Artist Andra Day, and Gun Violence Survivors from the Everytown Survivor…
December 22, 2015

Texas Moms Respond to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Opinion on Campus Carry

Austin, Texas – Today the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded to the non-binding opinion issued by Attorney General Ken Paxton stating that a university policy prohibiting handguns in campus…
December 22, 2015

Everytown Praises Virginia Attorney General Herring for Taking Executive Action Aimed at Keeping Virginians Safe from Gun Violence

Attorney General Review of Concealed Carry Laws Makes Sure Visitors Are Subject to Same Laws as Virginia Residents RICHMOND, Va. — Everytown for Gun Safety praised Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring today for taking executive actions to shore up the…
December 21, 2015

First-Ever Analysis of Hospital Costs of Gun Violence in Nevada Reveals that Taxpayers Pay Tens of Millions of Dollars

Firearm Injuries Have Cost Nevada Hospitals Almost $246 Million Over the Last Decade; Taxpayers Pay More than Half of Costs through Public Insurers, Charity NEW YORK – A new analysis of state inpatient hospitalization data released today by the Everytown…
December 15, 2015

Everytown to Air TV Ad Urging Congress to Close the Terror Gap

NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety today released a new television ad (available here) calling on Congress to close the Terror Gap that allows suspected terrorists to buy guns. The ad will air in Washington,…
December 14, 2015

Everytown Applauds Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy for Taking Action to Close the Terror Gap, Calls on Congress to Close Loopholes

NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety today applauded Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy for announcing that he would take what would likely be a first-in-the-nation executive order, pending federal government approval, to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns in Connecticut.
December 10, 2015

New FBI Data: Alaska Among Worst-Performing States in Submitting Records of People With Dangerous Mental Illness to National Gun Background Check System

New FBI Data: Alaska Among Worst-Performing States in Submitting Records of People With Dangerous Mental Illness to National Gun Background Check System Virginia Tech Shooter Was Able to Purchase Gun Because His Records Had Not Been Submitted; See Fatal Gaps…
December 10, 2015

New FBI Data: Wyoming Among Worst-Performing States in Submitting Records of People with Dangerous Mental Illness to National Gun Background Check System

Wyoming Has Not Submitted Any Records Since Newtown, While More Than Two Million Records Have Been Submitted Nationally NEW YORK, NY – New FBI data released today by Everytown for Gun Safety shows that Wyoming ranks among the worst-performing states…
December 10, 2015

New FBI Data: Montana Among Worst-Performing States in Submitting Records of People with Dangerous Mental Illness to National Gun Background Check System

Virginia Tech Shooter Was Able to Purchase Gun Because His Records Had Not Been Submitted; See Fatal Gaps Heat Map Detailing State Here NEW YORK, NY – New FBI data released today by Everytown for…
December 10, 2015

New FBI Data: Vermont Among Worst-Performing States In Submitting Records Of People With Dangerous Mental Illness To National Gun Background Check System

Vermont Has Not Submitted Any Records Since Newtown, While More Than Two Million Records Have Been Submitted Nationally Virginia Tech Shooter Was Able to Purchase Gun Because His Records Had Not Been Submitted; See Fatal Gaps Heat Map Detailing State…
December 10, 2015

New FBI Data: New Hampshire Among Worst-Performing States In Submitting Records Of People With Dangerous Mental Illness To National Gun Background Check System

New Hampshire Has Not Submitted Any Records Since Newtown, While More Than Two Million Records Have Been Submitted Nationally Virginia Tech Shooter Was Able to Purchase Gun Because His Records Had Not Been Submitted; See Fatal Gaps Heat Map Detailing…
December 10, 2015

New FBI Data: Oklahoma Among Worst-Performing States In Submitting Records Of People With Dangerous Mental Illness To National Gun Background Check System

Oklahoma Has Only Submitted 48 Records Since Newtown, While More Than Two Million Records Have Been Submitted Nationally Virginia Tech Shooter Was Able to Purchase Gun Because His Records Had Not Been Submitted; See Fatal Gaps Heat Map Detailing State…
December 10, 2015

New FBI Data: Since Newtown, States Have Added More Than Two Million Mental Health Records of People with Dangerous Mental Illness to Background Check Database

See An Interactive Map Charting States’ Progress Here NEW YORK – In the wake of a string of high-profile mass shootings, Everytown for Gun Safety today released a new analysis of FBI data that provides a…

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