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January 21, 2014

Statement from Moms Demand Action Regional Manager Who Was in Lockdown During Shooting at Purdue University Today, the 35th School Shooting Since Newtown

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action Release List of School Shootings and Updated Ad Featuring School Shooting Scenario: In response to a school shooting today at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana,…
January 21, 2014

Virginia Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America out in Force for Record-Setting Gun Reform Advocacy Day

On the holiday commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Virginians, including nearly 200 members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, rallied and met with legislators to ask for new and stronger gun laws.
January 20, 2014

Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action Calls on Travis County Commissioners to Stand Strong on Background Checks for All Firearms Sales at Saxet Gun Shows

The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will attend another hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to urge Travis County commissioners to once again insist on background checks for all gun purchases at gun shows…
January 15, 2014

Supreme Court Must Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

By Linda McFadyen-Ketchum via The Huffington Post American women are 11 times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries, and an average of 46 American women are shot to…
January 14, 2014

Statement from Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts on School Shooting in Roswell, New Mexico

In response to a school shooting today in Roswell, New Mexico, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense for America released the following statement from its founder Shannon Watts: “We are shaken and saddened by the news out of Roswell,…
January 9, 2014

Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Reacts to Open Carry of Assault Rifle Inside Texas Shopping Mall

The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is encouraged by local authority’s response to a recent open carry incident inside Parkdale Mall on December 28, 2013, where there exists a no guns policy. Derek…
January 9, 2014

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Statement on the Retirement of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy

As she announces her retirement, the Greater NYC chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America would like to heartily thank Rep. Carolyn McCarthy for her tireless leadership for gun reform in America. “Representative McCarthy is…
January 8, 2014

Moms Demand Action Kentucky Chapter Calls for the Resignation of Representative Leslie Combs After Her Gun Discharged Inside the State Capitol Annex

The Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is calling for the resignation of Kentucky State Representative Leslie Combs (KY-94) after discharging a semi-automatic handgun in the Kentucky State Capitol Annex on Tuesday evening. Our…
January 7, 2014

Moms Demand Action Deeply Disappointed in Federal Judge’s Decision Overturning Chicago’s Citywide Ban on Gun Dealerships

Grassroots Movement Outraged on Behalf of Gun Violence Victims in Chicago U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang has ruled that Chicago’s ordinance prohibiting licensed gun stores from operating in the city is unconstitutional. The court’s decision reportedly cited the city’s…
January 6, 2014

Moms Demand Action Responds to Charges Brought in Infant Shooting Death

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applauds Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman for bringing charges against the father who shot and killed his two-month-old daughter on Christmas Eve. The father, who admits to negligently handling his…
December 31, 2013

Moms Demand Action Applauds Upholding of NY SAFE Act by Federal Court

Restrictions on Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazine Limits Deemed Constitutional New York Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny today upheld the constitutionality of the majority of the NY SAFE Act, a victory for all New York residents. This…
December 31, 2013

The New Leaders on Gun Safety in 2013? Moms

Pro-gun activists are worried about losing their guns and moms are worried about losing their children. You tell me who’s going to win. -Shannon Watts, Founder Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America A little more…
December 31, 2013

Top Mom Moments From 2013 Mentions Moms Demand Action

via Buzzfeed Superhero stay-at-home mom, Shannon Watts, demands action and becomes a game changer on calling for common sense gun safety measures In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012, Shannon…
December 29, 2013

Moms Demand Action Thanks Toby Keith for Prohibiting Guns in New Virginia Restaurant

By Clare O’Conner, Forbes In mid-December, the 15th in country superstar Toby Keith’s growing restaurant chain opened its doors in the North Virginia town of Woodbridge, around 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. It didn’t…
December 26, 2013

Moms Demand Action Pennsylvania Chapter Responds to Infant Shooting Death

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Pennsylvania Chapter is shocked and devastated to learn of the death of a two-month-old Lancaster County girl who was shot and killed by a family member who was negligently handling a…
December 24, 2013

Yes, We Can Prevent Gun Violence

By Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts, via Politico The tragedy that struck Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, a little over a year ago shocked the country and left all of us—especially parents with…
December 21, 2013

Moms Demand Action’s Statement on the Shooting Death of Colorado High School Student Claire Davis

As mothers, we are devastated by the death of Claire Davis, a 17-year-old high school student who was shot and killed in the sanctity of her American high school on Dec. 13, the day before the year anniversary of the…
December 20, 2013

Push for Measures to Limit Gun Violence Continues Despite Roadblocks

By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Laura Cutiletta, senior staff attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said the effort in the states has been aided by a group of mothers who have…
December 19, 2013

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action to Join Forces, Unite a National Movement to Protect Communities and Save Lives

Merger Brings Together Americans From Every Background to Fight For Common-Sense Reforms to Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today announced their merger into a nationwide…
December 18, 2013

Moms and Mayors to Join Forces for Gun Reform

By Greg Toppo, USA Today Moms will soon join mayors in a push to limit access to illegal firearms, as two high-profile groups reveal plans to merge. Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors…
December 16, 2013

One Year Later: No More Silence

Watch this story about how the gun violence prevention movement has grown in the one year since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now moms across the country have built a grassroots movement from the ground up and…
December 10, 2013

Maura Sherlach Schwartz: Mom Was A Sandy Hook Hero

By Maura Sherlach Schwartz via USA Today She gave her life to keep ‘her’ children safe. But arming teachers isn’t the answer. As a teacher, I’ve always been concerned about school safety, but its value…
December 9, 2013

American Moms One Year After Newtown: No More Silence About Gun Violence

By Shannon Watts, via The Huffington Post The bottom line is that moms will keep the pressure on until we change America’s gun laws and culture. As accidental activists, and as moms, we now realize we…
December 6, 2013

You Can’t Fight Guns With Silence

By Francis X. Clines, via The New York Times The shock of the gun massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six adults last Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., has largely dissipated in Congress, which proved unresponsive to…

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.