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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” (…
November 10, 2016

Everytown, Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action Respond to Domestic Violence Tragedy in Canonsburg

Domestic Abuser Kills Pregnant Woman, Police Officer; Another Cop Was Injured in Early Morning Attack; Nine Officers in Keystone State Have Been Shot In The Line Of Duty in 2016; Current Pennsylvania Law Doesn’t Require That Domestic Abusers Subject to…
November 10, 2016

Everytown and Oregon Moms Demand Action Declare Victory in Re-Electing Gun Sense Champions Up and Down the Ballot, Defending All 2015 Background Check Law Champions Up for Election

Candidates Who Received Support Including Grassroots Activity and Financial Investments from Everytown and Moms Demand Action Won their Races; Oregon Shows that Gun Safety is a Winning Issue, Looks Ahead to Continued Improvements in State Gun Laws SALEM, Ore. –…
November 9, 2016

Good Night for Gun Safety: Everytown and New Hampshire Moms Demand Action Hold U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte Accountable for Repeatedly Voting Against Expanded Background Checks

Everytown, New Hampshire Moms Demand Action and Survivors Held Senator Ayotte Accountable with Grassroots Work Since Her Vote Against Manchin-Toomey Legislation in 2013 Independence USA PAC Spent More Than $8.5 Million on Television Ads Opposing Ayotte CONCORD, N.H. – Everytown…
November 9, 2016

In Night of Electoral Surprises, Gun Safety Ballot Measures Prevail in Nevada, Washington State and California

Nevada Question 1 Requiring Criminal Background Checks for all Gun Sales Passes in State with Strong Gun-Owning Tradition Despite More Than $6.6 Million in NRA Spending in Opposition Washington State Approves Initiative 1491, an Extreme Risk Protection Order Measure, and…
November 9, 2016

Everytown and New Mexico Moms Demand Action Declare Victory in Creating Bipartisan Background Check Majority in State Legislature

Candidates Who Received Support Including Grassroots Activity, Digital Ads, Mail Pieces and Financial Contributions from Everytown and Moms Demand Action Won their Races; Passing a Law to Require Criminal Background Checks for All Gun Sales a 2017 Legislative Priority in…
November 9, 2016

Everytown and Washington Moms Demand Action Declare Victory With Passage of Initiative 1491

Everytown and Moms Demand Action Once Again Supported the Alliance for Gun Responsibility with Grassroots and Financial Investments SEATTLE – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today…
November 9, 2016

Everytown and Kansas Moms Demand Action Declare Victory in Ousting Gun Lobby-Backed State Representative Janice Pauls and Electing Gun Sense Candidates in Both State Chambers

Everytown and Kansas Moms Demand Action Held State Representative Janice Pauls Accountable for Reckless Record on Guns and Elected Gun Sense Champions from Both Parties in Both Chambers; Kansas Shows that Gun Safety is a Bipartisan Issue WICHITA, Kans. –…
November 4, 2016

Everytown, New York Moms Demand Action Respond to Attack on Two NYPD Officers in the Bronx

NYPD Officer Shootings Mark the 183rd Shooting of a Police Officer in the Line of Duty This Year NEW YORK — The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,…
November 4, 2016

Guns at the Polls — Literally and Figuratively

As we head into the final stretch, I want to put on top of your radar some notes about how guns continue to play a central role this election cycle: Gun safety is proving to be a critical issue from…

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.