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April 15, 2014

April 16th Events

A year ago, a minority in the Senate voted to block legislation that would have required background checks for all commercial gun sales and saved lives. But even though Congress has stalled, we’ve seen victories in states and cities…
April 15, 2014

Tennessee Moms Demand Action Chapter Applauds House Finance Subcommittee for Opposing Dangerous Gun Bills

Tennessee Moms Thank House Finance Subcommittee for Rejecting Legislation that Would Have Repealed Permitting Requirements for Open Carry of Loaded Guns in Public and Revoked Local Authority To Pass Public Safety Policies The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action…
April 14, 2014

Statement by Tennessee Moms Demand Action Chapter Urging General Assembly to Reject House Bills 2409 and 1407

Tennessee Moms Oppose Bills That Would Repeal Permitting Requirements for the Open Carry of Loaded Handguns in Public and Revoke Local Authority To Pass Public Safety Policies The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America…
April 13, 2014

Statement on Shootings at Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Kansas City

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement from Reverend Michelle Reed, a member of the Kansas chapter of Moms Demand Action in response to the shootings at the Jewish…
April 7, 2014

Texas Moms Demand Action Chapter Gives Testimony on Open Carry Laws: Calls on Legislators to Focus on State Background Checks Loophole and Lax Permit, License and Training Protocols

This morning, the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America testified in front of members of the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security, which is considering “recommendations on removing barriers to Second Amendment…
April 6, 2014

Mothers Quilt Against Gun Violence

By Gal Tziperman Lotan, The Boston Globe About a dozen women brought old baby blankets, clothing, and scraps of fabric to a Jamaica Plain church hall on Saturday to create quilt squares for an organization…
April 2, 2014

Statement on Shooting at Ft. Hood From Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statements in response to the shooting at Ft. Hood today in which four people were killed (including the shooter by his own hand)…
March 28, 2014

Washington Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action Applaud Step Forward for Common-Sense Gun Laws As Governor Signs Bill to Protect Women and Children from Domestic Abusers

Legislators Unanimously Supported HB 1840 to Stop Domestic Abusers from Getting Guns While Under a Restraining Order; Governor Inslee Signed Bill Into Law Today Washington Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today…
March 26, 2014

Statements on Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Today in United States V. Castleman to Prohibit Domestic Abusers from Having Guns

Decision Rejects Gun Lobby Argument to Arm Dangerous People; Protects Women and Children The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in United States v. Castleman that federal law bars people convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse charges from having guns. The…
March 25, 2014

New Law Keeping Guns out of Hands of Some — but Not All — Dangerous People

By Erin Dando via The State Some very important gun news may have been overlooked amid headlines about the new law allowing guns in bars: the announcement by the State Law Enforcement Division that 55…
March 13, 2014

Indiana Moms Demand Action Chapter Responds to Committee Changes to SB 229, Continues to Oppose NRA-Supported Bill to Weaken Gun Laws

A Conference Committee report released today provides new language to clarify Senate Bill 229 and to ensure guns are not allowed on school property when not being used exclusively for school functions; however, the bill still contains many egregious…
March 10, 2014

This Mom Pressed Facebook, Instagram to Tighten Gun Rules

By Larry Frost, Headline News http://www.momsdemandaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/09979826.hln_.640x360_900k.mp4 Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram announced new policies last week to help prevent illegal gun sales on the sites. The companies have agreed to remove posts that appear to…
March 9, 2014

Like Never Before, Moms Make an Impact at Colorado Legislature

By Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post In January, a group of moms delivered apple pies at the Capitol when they lobbied lawmakers to delay education testing standards. The next month it was moms, a number…
March 8, 2014

Can the US gun lobby be made to misfire through social media?

By Stuart Dredge, Guardian News Three campaigning groups tell SXSW how they’re using social media to take on the NRA and others “We are going to continue this. We are only 15 months old, and we…
March 7, 2014

Moms Demand Action Members, Domestic Violence Survivors Thank Washington Senate for Unanimous Yes Vote on HB 1840

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America commends the Washington House and Senate for their unanimous votes on HB 1840. “Moms and families across Washington are safer thanks to the unprecedented unanimous vote on HB 1840,” said…
March 5, 2014

Virginia Chapter of Moms Demand Action Welcomes Brendon’s Law

Virginia members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America laud the Virginia Legislature after passing House Bill 810, also known as Brendon’s Law, today. Brendon’s Law – named after Brendon Mackey, a 7-year-old boy killed as he…
March 5, 2014

Police Chiefs Respond to Major Moves by Facebook, Instagram to Prevent Illegal Gun Sales on Their Sites

New Policies Follow Moms’ Campaign – 230,000 Supporters Call On Companies to Stop Facilitating Illegal Sales to Minors, Felons and Other Dangerous Prohibited Gun Purchasers In response to Facebook’s announcement today that the company and its popular photo-sharing subsidiary…
March 5, 2014

Moms Demand Action Victory: Facebook is Cracking Down on Illegal Gun Sales.

By Alec MacGillis, New Republic “Moms have momentum, and we’re moving the country toward a culture of gun safety one company, one legislator, one law at a time. We’re going to keep applying…
March 5, 2014

Moms Make Facebook Safer: Nine Ways Facebook Agreed to Crack Down on Illegal Gun Sales

Facebook has publicly announced changes to its platform that would potentially limit illegal gun sales on the website. These changes will give Facebook users the ability to help make the site safer, and make it harder for people who shouldn’t…
March 5, 2014

Moms Demand Action Applauds Major Moves by Facebook, Instagram to Prevent Illegal Gun Sales on Their Sites

New Policies Follow Moms’ Campaign – 230,000 Supporters Call On Companies to Stop Facilitating Illegal Sales to Minors, Felons and Other Dangerous Prohibited Gun Purchasers Facebook announced today that the company and its popular photo-sharing subsidiary Instagram…
March 5, 2014

Moms Demand Action asks Staples to ban guns in its stores

Via NECN.com The national debate over gun control has landed on the doorstep of a Massachusetts-based company. Members of the Massachusetts chapter of “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” brought a petition…
March 3, 2014

Moms Deliver 12,000+ Signatures Asking Staples to Ban Guns in Stores

Massachusetts Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America visits Framingham headquarters to call for gun sense from Staples. Members of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will bring a petition…
February 27, 2014

Moms Demand Action Launches “Mother’s Dream Quilt Project” to Address the National Epidemic of Gun Violence

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America announced today that mothers across the country are coming together to create quilts that symbolize the human toll of gun violence in America. The “Mother’s Dream Quilt Project” takes its name…
February 24, 2014

Moms Demand Action and Facebook in Talks to Stop the Facilitation of Gun Sales to Minors and Dangerous People Online

Moms Reveal Gun Sold Via Facebook to 15-Year-Old Who Took Gun to School, Another Example of Easy Access to Guns on Its Platforms Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America issued a statement today on the latest developments…

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.