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February 22, 2014

North Carolina Moms Call on D.A. for Clarification in Toddler Shooting Incident

North Carolina members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today called on District Attorney Rick Shaffer to review relevant state law in relation to the shooting of a toddler in Patterson Springs. Three weeks ago a…
February 21, 2014

Facebook and Instagram in Talks With Gun Reform Advocates Seeking to Ban Gun Sales on Social Sites

By Clare O’Connor, Forbes Two of the country’s most influential gun control groups are in talks with Facebook’s legal team in an effort to see gun sales banned on the world’s largest social network and…
February 21, 2014

Smart Guns Protect America

By Shannon Watts, via USA Today New technology will keep the weapons out of the hands of children and criminals. Gun violence is a public health crisis in America. Each day, 33 Americans are murdered…
February 20, 2014

‘Stand Your Ground’ Killed My Son

By Lucia McBath, via USA Today Over the past few weeks, people have talked endlessly about my son, Jordan Davis. Jordan was a really good kid who was warm and fun loving. On Nov. 23,…
February 20, 2014

People Use ‘Facebook Groups’ to Buy, Sell Guns

By Kent Erdahl, Fox 31 Denver It’s more difficult to get a Facebook account, more information is required, than is required to sell a gun on Facebook – Jennifer Hope, Moms Demand Action Colorado…
February 19, 2014

Moms Demand Action Thanks Storm Lake, Iowa Police Department for Exposing How Facebook Makes it Easy for Felons to Get Guns

In response to a news report that the Storm Lake, IA, police department jailed a felon who tried to acquire a gun via Facebook from an undercover officer, Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts released…
February 19, 2014

Georgia Bill Would Lead To Guns In Airports, Bars, Churches, Elementary Schools, And Libraries

BY Nicole Flatow, ThinkProgress The Georgia House passed a bill Tuesday to allow guns in places of worship, bars, government buildings without security checkpoints, and even eliminate criminal charges for those who accidentally bring their…
February 19, 2014

South Carolina Moms Applaud Bipartisan Vote to Defeat S115, Bill to Allow Open Carry With No Background Check or Training

Senate Judiciary Committee Overwhelmingly Voted Down Reckless Gun Bill Yesterday, the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly voted down (4-17) Senate Bill 115, which would have allowed the open carry of firearms in public without a background check or…
February 15, 2014

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts Responds to Verdict in Trial of Jordan Davis’s Killer; Jordan’s Mother, Lucia Mcbath, Is National Spokesperson

We are saddened and disappointed that the jury in the trial of Jordan Davis’s killer was unable to reach a full verdict. Our hearts are with Jordan’s family as they learn that they will have to bear another trial…
February 12, 2014

Nearly 30 people have been killed at school since Newtown

By Michele Richinick, MSNBC.com Students across the country have lost their sense of security. They have spent countless hours of their education on lockdown…wondering what they would do if a gunman was at their door.
February 12, 2014

New Analysis Breaks Down 44 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook Tragedy; Moms Ask Congress to Heal Their Broken Hearts and Urge Action on Safer Gun Laws

Analysis from Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns Unveils Several Themes to School Shootings: www.DemandAction.org/SchoolShootings Today, Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns released an analysis of school shootings in America since…
February 11, 2014

South Carolina Chapter of Moms Demand Action Denounces S308, Supports Businesses in Prohibiting Firearms

Gov. Haley to Sign S308 Allowing Guns in Bars and Restaurants Serving Alcohol Today Today, Governor Nikki Haley will sign into law Senate Bill 308 allowing loaded, concealed guns in all South Carolina establishments that serve alcohol including bars,…
February 8, 2014

Members of Oregon Chapter of Moms Demand Action Testify in Support of Senate Bill 1551

Moms Travel to Salem to Press for Expanded Background Checks on All Oregon Gun Sales On Thurs., Feb. 6, members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will participate in the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Senate…
February 7, 2014

Moms Demand Action Releases Its Take on Facebook Anniversary Videos With a “Closer Look” at Gun Sales on the Social Network

On the heels of Facebook’s 10th anniversary and the “look back” videos that have dominated newsfeeds this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released its own riff on the videos to take a “closer look”…
February 6, 2014

Statement by Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts on Defeat of the Paul Amendment to Allow Loaded Guns in Post Offices

We are pleased the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs rejected an NRA-backed measure today that would have allowed concealed, loaded guns to be carried in post offices. Moms from across the country came out in full…
February 6, 2014

Statement by Moms Demand Action Founder, Shannon Watts, on Wendy Davis’s Open Carry Announcement

Earlier today, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced that she supports new laws that would allow Texans to openly carry loaded firearms in public. Davis’s position is disappointing and dangerous given that there is no federal or state requirement…
February 5, 2014

Are People Selling Guns On Facebook?

By Mike Hayes, BuzzFeed Facebook says no. At least one large gun-community page suggests otherwise. “S&W 500! Paid 1200, 25 rounds spent! I’m in Texas and newmexico. Looking to trade for a nice AK or…
February 3, 2014

Statement from Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, as Trial Begins Against the Killer of Jordan Davis

The trial of Michael Dunn, who shot and killed Jordan Davis in November 2012 in a dispute over loud music at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station, began today. Dunn is expected to invoke Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in…
February 3, 2014

Moms Demand Action Objects to Proposed Amendment to Remove Federal Ban on Guns in Post Offices

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America vehemently objects to any attempt to amend existing federal law and lift the ban on guns in post offices, as proposed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Sen. Paul’s amendment to…
February 1, 2014

I-55 Gun Billboard: As American as Apple Pie?

By Meredith Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune What’s as American as apple pie and baseball? Rifles, according to a new billboard beside a busy Chicago freeway. The sign on outbound I-55 near Central Avenue features photos of…
January 29, 2014

Members of Missouri Chapter of Moms Demand Action Testify Against Senate Bill 613

Group Calls Bill “Most Extreme Being Debated in the U.S. Today” Yesterday, members of the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action testified against SB613, or the Second Amendment Preservation Act—a controversial gun bill designed to loosen gun restrictions and…
January 29, 2014

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts Responds to Facebook’s Excuses for Facilitating Gun Sales Online

Earlier this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a campaign asking Facebook and Instagram to immediately enact a policy prohibiting all sales and trades of firearms on their platforms. These social…
January 28, 2014

Moms Demand Action Demands That Facebook, Instagram Ban Firearms Posts

By Dan Friedman, New York Daily News Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wants Facebook, which owns Instagram, to ‘immediately enact a policy prohibiting all sales and trades of firearms on their platforms.’ Group…
January 27, 2014

Moms Demand Action Launches Campaign Asking Facebook and Instagram to Prohibit Gun Sales and Trades

Facebook and Instagram Facilitate an Unregulated Online Marketplace that Make it Easy for Criminals to Get Guns Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a campaign today asking Facebook and Instagram to immediately enact a policy prohibiting…

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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.