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February 16, 2017

Everytown, Colorado Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors Criticize Senate Committee for Vote That Would Allow People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit

Colorado Moms Demand Action Volunteers Testified Against SB 116, a Bill That Would Allow Permitless Carry in Colorado DENVER –The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, both part…
February 15, 2017

Everytown, Oklahoma Moms Demand Action Respond to House Committee Vote Moving Forward Hb 2323, a Dangerous Permitless Carry in Vehicles Bill

HB 2323 Would Allow People to Carry Loaded Handguns in Motor Vehicles Without a Permit or Criminal Record Check OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for…
February 15, 2017

Everytown, Montana Moms Demand Action Criticize Senate Passage of Legislation That Would Allow Untrained, Unlicensed People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns In Public

House Bill 262 Seeks to Dismantle Montana’s Current Concealed Carry Licensing System; Governor Bullock Vetoed Similar Legislation Last Session HELENA, Mont. – The Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,…
February 15, 2017

Everytown, Arkansas Moms Demand Action Denounce Senate Judiciary Committee Advancing Bill That Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns on Campus

HB 1249 Would Force Guns onto College Campuses by Requiring Colleges to Allow Staff Members to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns on Campus Since 2013, Arkansas Colleges and Universities Have Had the Option to Allow Certain Full-Time Staff Members to Carry…
February 15, 2017

ICYMI: Committee Chair Says He Won’t Hold Hearing On Bill That Would Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Wanted to make sure you saw the Indianapolis Star story reporting that Rep. Ben Smaltz said he did not plan to hold a hearing on House Bill 1534, a bill that would prohibit gun possession by…
February 15, 2017

Everytown Statement on Congress Weakening Existing Gun Laws by Repealing Social Security Administration Rule Requiring Submission of Records of Prohibited Purchasers Into the Background Check System

Repeal of Rule Degrades Background Check System, Highlights Hypocrisy of Legislators Who Say They Support Enforcing Existing Laws to Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, released the…
February 15, 2017

Everytown, Hawaii Moms Demand Action Applaud Senate Committee Vote in Favor of Legislation That Would Require State Law Enforcement Officials be Alerted When Criminals Break the Law and Try to Obtain Guns

Senate Bill 1037 Seeks to Strengthen the Background Check System in Hawaii by Giving Law Enforcement More Tools to Keep Guns out of Dangerous Hands HONOLULU – The Hawaii chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a…
February 14, 2017

Everytown, Utah Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors Applaud House Committee for Rejecting Legislation That Would Allow Untrained, Unlicensed People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Guns In Public

House Bill 237 Would Have Dismantled Utah’s Current Concealed Carry Licensing System SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and a member of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown…
February 14, 2017

Everytown, Oregon Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors and Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety Applaud Leadership of Majority Leader Williamson, Senator Prozanski and Governor Brown for Introducing 2017 Gun Violence Prevention Bill Package

Senate Bill 797 Would Help Protect Oregon’s Women and Children by Closing the “Boyfriend Loophole” and Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Convicted Stalkers Legislative Package Would Also Strengthen Oregon’s Background Check System by Closing the “Charleston Loophole” and…
February 14, 2017

New Poll: 77 Percent of Indiana Residents Believe People Subject to Domestic Violence Protection Orders Should be Prohibited From Buying Guns

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Everytown Survivor Network today released a new poll conducted by SurveyUSA that finds the overwhelming majority of Hoosiers — including three in four Indiana gun owners — support prohibiting…
February 14, 2017

ICYMI: South Dakota Voters Overwhelmingly Support Current Permit Requirement for Concealed Carry

In case you missed it, yesterday Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the South Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, both part of Everytown, released a poll conducted by SurveyUSA…
February 13, 2017

Fourth Time’s Not the Charm: Guns on Campus Bill Reintroduced in Georgia Legislature

For the past three years, the gun lobby has been consumed with supporting legislation that would force Georgia’s public colleges and universities to allow individuals to carry guns on their campuses. Last year, Georgia became one of seventeen states to…
February 13, 2017

New Poll: 89 Percent of South Dakotans Support Current Concealed Carry Permitting Requirement

Poll Released Amid Consideration of H1072, a Reckless Bill in the South Dakota Legislature That Would Let People Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public Without a Permit Support for the State’s Concealed Carry Permit Requirement Was Even Higher Among Gun…
February 10, 2017

ICYMI: The NRA’s $5 million dollar gun for hire

The Washington Post reported that NRA chief lobbyist Wayne LaPierre received a nearly $4 million retirement payout in 2015, even as NRA contributions declined. It’s yet another proof point that what was once an organization of…
February 9, 2017

Gun Lobby Defeated Again: Everytown, Colorado Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors Applaud House Committee for Stopping Dangerous Gun Bills

Colorado Moms Demand Action Volunteers and Gun Violence Survivors Testified Against Efforts to Weaken Colorado’s Strong Gun Laws During Marathon Committee Hearing on Gun Bills DENVER –The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the…
February 8, 2017

Everytown for Gun Safety Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

Sessions Should Take Common-Sense Steps to Enforce Existing Gun Laws NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement from President John Feinblatt today upon the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as…
February 8, 2017

“Danger in the Land of Enchantment”: Everytown Investigation Shows Criminals in New Mexico Flock to Vast Online Marketplace to Evade Background Checks, Arm Themselves Illegally

One in Every Fifteen Would-Be Online Gun Buyers in New Mexico Is Prohibited from Possessing Firearms; 64 Percent of These Would-Be Prohibited Buyers Faced Open Criminal Charges, Were on Probation or Parole, or Had Warrants Out for Their Arrest at…
February 8, 2017

Everytown, New Mexico Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors, Former Law Enforcement Join With Lawmakers to Rally in Support of Legislation to Require Criminal Background Checks For All Gun Sales

Senate Bill 48/House Bill 50 Seeks to Close the Loophole in Current New Mexico Law That Allows Criminals, Domestic Abusers and Other Dangerous People to Obtain Guns from Unlicensed Sellers, With No Background Check, No Questions Asked…
February 8, 2017

More Than 150 Volunteers With Missouri Moms Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network Urge Legislators to Oppose Dangerous Gun Bills at Annual Advocacy Day

Missouri Moms Demand Action Volunteers Met with Legislators During Annual Advocacy Day, Urging Them To Block Attempts To Allow Hidden, Loaded Handguns in K-12 Schools, College Facilities, Bars and Other Sensitive Places JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than 150 volunteers…
February 7, 2017

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors Urge Legislators to Stop Bill Forcing Colleges to Allow Guns

For the Fourth Year in a Row, the Georgia Chapter of Moms Demand Action Will Stand with College Students, Faculty and Parents to Defeat Guns on Campus Bill Governor Deal Vetoed Similar Legislation in 2016 that Polling Shows is…
February 7, 2017

Everytown and Moms Demand Action Respond to U.S. Senate Confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education

DeVos’ Comments During Confirmation Process Indicate Support for Guns in Classrooms and Eliminating Gun-Free School Zones WASHINGTON – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement today in response…
February 6, 2017

Everytown, New Mexico Moms Demand Action Applaud House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee Passage of Legislation to Require Criminal Background Checks For All Gun Sales

House Bill 50 Seeks to Close the Loophole in Current New Mexico Law That Allows Criminals, Domestic Abusers and Other Dangerous People to Obtain Guns from Unlicensed Sellers, With No Background Check, No Questions Asked…
February 2, 2017

Lawmakers Considering Reckless Proposals That Would Eliminate North Dakota’s Concealed Carry Permit Requirement, Allow Guns in Schools

Later this week, the North Dakota House of Representatives will convene committee hearings on a pair of dangerous proposals that would roll back crucial gun safety laws currently in effect. Scheduled for a hearing Thursday, HB 1169 would dismantle the…
February 2, 2017

Everytown, Florida Moms Demand Action Oppose Six Dangerous New Gun Bills Including Measures That Would Allow People to Openly Carry Handguns in Public and Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns On Campus

SB 644 and SB 646 Would Effectively Allow People to Openly Carry Loaded Handguns in Public SB 622, SB 626 and SB 618 Would Force Colleges to Allow Guns on Campus, Force Public Officials to Allow Guns at Public Meetings,…

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.