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September 14, 2020

140 Moms Demand Action Volunteers Called Nearly 13,000 Texas Voters This Weekend; Volunteers and Staff Available for Interviews

This weekend, 140 volunteers with the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action gathered virtually for a Day of Action. They made nearly 13,000 calls to English and Spanish-speaking voters across Texas, helping them make plans to vote and confirming their…
September 14, 2020

Mayors Call on Trump to Condemn Armed Intimidation and Vigilantism Amongst His Supporters

Letter, Available Here, Is Signed By Mayors of Seattle, Portland, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Newport News, Lansing, Durham, Albuquerque, Madison, Grand RapidsMayors: ‘When Self-Styled Vigilantes Brandish Firearms, They Make Violence More Likely, Not Less’NEW YORK — In…
September 14, 2020

Before First Debate, Maine Sportsman’s Alliance Gives Sarah Gideon Failing Grade, Endorses Senator Collins

The Maine chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statement in response to the Maine Sportsman’s Alliance endorsement of Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and giving…
September 14, 2020

Resources for Covering Shootings by Police in Pennsylvania

On Sunday, the release of body camera footage of the police shooting of Ricardo Munoz, a 27-year-old man living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sparked protests against violence by police. In the graphic footage…
September 14, 2020

On Gun Violence in Iowa: Theresa Greenfield is Clear Choice for U.S. Senate in Race Against Gun Lobby Loyalist Joni Ernst

Greenfield is Gun Sense Candidate who will Stand up to the Gun Lobby to Support Common-Sense Gun LawsSen. Joni Ernst has Acted as a Gun Lobby Puppet who Opposes Common-Sense Gun Laws Even As Gun Violence gets Worse and Worse…
September 14, 2020

Axios: “NRA’s Political Influence Dwindling Ahead of the Election”

According to a new report by Axios, “[t]he NRA was once considered one of the most powerful lobbies in American politics,” but “[n]ow, its inability to shell out as much cash to support Republicans across the…
September 14, 2020

Resources for Covering Shootings by Police in Pennsylvania

On Sunday, the release of body camera footage of the police shooting of Ricardo Munoz, a 27-year-old man living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sparked protests against violence by police. In the graphic footage…
September 14, 2020

Newsweek: ‘After losing my son to gun suicide, I turned my grief into action’

September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and on Saturday, Newsweek published an op-ed authored by Miami Knight, a volunteer with the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action and a member of the Everytown Survivor Network whose son, Ty-Key,…
September 11, 2020

SHOCKING: Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) Won’t Return Donations from Gun Extremist Organization Backing Kenosha Protest Shooter

According to a report from the American Independent, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) refused to return thousands in donations from Gun Owners of America, which has rushed to the legal aid of the armed vigilante who is…
September 10, 2020

New Report: Youth Firearm Suicide Rates Reach Record High Following Decade-Long Increase

Youth Firearm Suicide Increased 56% in the Last Decade Among Youth Between the Ages of 10-24 Steps to Address Suicide Risks Include Policies and Practices That Limits Easy Access to Firearms, Knowing the Warning Signs of Suicide, and…
September 10, 2020

New SPLC Report: Gun Extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene Has “Several Ties To Conspiracy, Hate Groups”

Will Leading Georgia Republicans Condemn Her? ATLANTA – A new report, released yesterday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, highlighted dangerous ties between Marjorie Taylor Greene and several extremist organizations, such as the Georgia Three Percent…
September 9, 2020

Four Bills Governor Newsom Should Prioritize Signing to Improve Police Accountability and Prevent Gun Violence

Before gaveling out for the 2020 legislative session, California lawmakers passed three critical police accountability bills that would help address the disproportionate toll of police violence on marginalized communities in California and a bill that would improve public safety by…
September 9, 2020

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to President Trump’s Supreme Court List

NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statements in response to President Donald Trump’s newly released additions to his shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, should a vacancy arise. The additions to the…
September 9, 2020

NYT: “NRA’s New Candidate Grades Show a Continuing Decline in Support”

According to a New York Times analysis of the NRA’s recently-released grades and endorsements, the NRA “continues to lose ground in Congress, with the last remnants of its Democratic support vanishing and its still-high Republican support…
September 9, 2020

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to Donald Trump, Jr.’s Outrageous Comments on Gun Extremist Who Killed Two Protesters in Kenosha

NEW YORK –  Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements today after Donald Trump, Jr. commented “We all do stupid things at 17” regarding the shooter who killed…
September 9, 2020

Blocked Release of Body Camera Footage, Independent Autopsy of Trayford Pellerin Highlights Need for Police Reform in Louisiana

This morning, the Daily Advertiser reported that “a state judge blocked release of any video footage and other reports related to the shooting death of Trayford Pellerin to the public, including Pellerin’s family.” This comes after…
September 9, 2020

New TV and Digital Ads in Florida: Everytown Victory Fund Unveils New TV Ads Targeting Trump As Part Of $6 Million Ad Campaign in Florida in Partnership With Priorities USA Action

NEW YORK — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund unveiled new TV and digital ads that criticize President Trump for refusing to address the dual crises of gun violence and COVID-19 that continue to take American lives. The ads…
September 9, 2020

Richmond and Charlottesville Act to Keep Guns out of Permitted Events After Armed Protests

Last night, the Richmond and Charlottesville City Councils passed amended and new ordinances, respectively, prohibiting guns at permitted events in the cities. The Charlottesville ordinance also prohibited firearms in government buildings, parks, and recreational or community centers operated by the…
September 8, 2020

Kentucky Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Rep. Massie for Saying Kenosha Protest Shooter Used ‘Incredible Restraint’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statements criticizing U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) for defending…
September 8, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Call on Republicans to Condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Apparent Threats of Gun Violence Against U.S. Representatives

ATLANTA — The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today called on Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, Congressman Doug Collins, and other national Republicans to condemn…
September 8, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on the Release of New Footage of Rochester Police Killing Daniel Prude in March

The New York chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today released the following statement as local racial justice group Free the People Roc obtained and released new footage…
September 4, 2020

Lauren Boebert to Accept Endorsement from Extreme Gun Group that Raised Money in Defense of Kenosha Shooter, Moms Demand Action Responds

The Far-right Gun Group, Gun Owners of America, is Known For Promoting A Dangerous Conspiracy Theory About the 2012 Mass Shooting in Aurora And Supporting White Supremacist OrganizationsAccording to the Colorado Times Recorder, Lauren Boebert, the…
September 4, 2020

Everytown Files Complaint about NRA Foundation’s Participation in Charitable Giving Program for Federal Employees

This Complaint Follows An Earlier Letter, Sent to the Office of Personnel Management October 2019, Calling for the Office of Personnel Management to Investigate the NRA’s Participation in Charitable Giving ProgramThe…
September 3, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on Shooting by Police in Southeast D.C.

The D.C. chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement today after police shot and killed Deon Kay, an 18-year-old Black man in Southeast D.C.

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.