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January 23, 2023

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action Applaud Minnesota Governor Walz for Prioritizing Gun Violence Prevention Priorities in Proposed Budget Package

The Minnesota chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements today applauding Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for including extensive gun violence prevention measures in the proposed “Proposed One…
January 23, 2023

State Representatives Longdon and Terech, Shannon Watts, More Than 100 Arizona Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Rallied In Phoenix to Call for Action on Gun Safety During Annual Advocacy Day

Phoenix, Ariz. — Today, Arizona State Representatives Jennifer Longdon, Laura Terech, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts, Everytown for Gun Safety Managing Director of Volunteer Engagement Ken Gonzalez, and over 100 volunteers from Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action…
January 23, 2023

Week of Gun Violence across the State Highlights Need for Gun Safety Measures in Indiana, Danger of Indiana’s Unpopular Permitless Carry Legislation

A week of gun violence across Indiana highlighted the need for gun violence prevention laws in the state.  These incidents include the killing of 17-year-old Ranyia Grundy on Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, Indiana. Grundy was found in a car in…
January 23, 2023

Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Life-Saving Gun Safety Bills Including Strengthening Secure Storage Laws, Disarming Domestic Abusers, Expanding Extreme Risk Laws and Prohibiting Ghost Guns

The Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement applauding the Senate Judiciary Committee for their swift action to pass gun safety legislation that will…
January 23, 2023

The Gun Industry Makes Tragedies Like Monterey Park Possible

On Saturday night, ten people were shot and killed and at least ten others were shot and wounded in Monterey Park, California in the deadliest mass shooting since the one in Uvalde, Texas, in May 2022. In just minutes, the…
January 22, 2023

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statements On Mass Shooting At Lunar New Year Celebration In Monterey Park

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements on the mass shooting at a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California in which 10…
January 20, 2023

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action Applaud Minnesota House Lawmakers For Introducing Common-Sense Legislation to Require Reporting of Lost and Stolen Firearms

The Minnesota chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements today applauding Minnesota lawmakers for introducing House File 601 (Her), critical gun safety legislation to require gun owners…
January 20, 2023

New Year Already Marred by Gun Violence Following Horrific Instances of Domestic Violence, Unintentional Shootings by Children, Gun Violence at Youth Events, and More

Just 20 days into the new year, gun violence is devastating families and communities across the country as gun deaths continue to be the leading cause of death for children and teens in the United States. There have been at…
January 19, 2023

Minnesota House Lawmakers Introduce Critical Firearm Secure Storage Legislation. What to Know About the Life-Saving Benefits of Secure Storage:

On Tuesday, Minnesota House lawmakers introduced House File 396 (Becker-Finn) a bill strengthening requirements for safe storage of firearms and ammunition. Guns are the leading cause of death among kids and teens in Minnesota, and requiring safe storage is…
January 18, 2023

West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Dangerous Legislation Allowing Guns On Campus; West Virginia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

The West Virginia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action issued the following statement after the West Virginia Senate Judiciary committee voted to advance SB 10 — a very dangerous piece of legislation that would force public…
January 18, 2023

Recent String of Horrific Shootings Highlight Deadly Intersection of Domestic Violence and Gun Violence, and Need for Action by Elected Officials

In the first few weeks of 2023, communities across the country have been horrified by multiple incidents of domestic and familicide shootings. Some of these incidents include:  In Enoch City, Utah on January 3, a man reportedly fatally shot…
January 18, 2023

ICYMI: Washington Moms Demand Action Volunteers Show Up and Testify on Behalf of Gun Violence Prevention Bills at the State Capitol.

Yesterday, Washington lawmakers held hearings on gun safety legislation in the State House and Senate. Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers testified in favor of several bills and have been advocating for the gun safety measures presented by…
January 18, 2023

As the 2023 Legislative Session Begins Today in Hawaii, Lawmakers Have an Opportunity to Prioritize Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation

Today, lawmakers return to the State Capitol for the first day of the state legislative session in Hawaii. In recent years, the state has had one of the lowest rates of gun violence in the country as lawmakers continue to…
January 17, 2023

NRA-Backed Losing Candidate Arrested in Connection to Shooting at Lawmakers’ Homes; Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The New Mexico chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement after a former candidate who lost his bid for a State House…
January 17, 2023

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement Following Tragic Shooting in Goshen where Six People, including a Baby and Teenager, were Shot and Killed

The California chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement after six people, including a 6-month old baby, their teenage mother and an elderly woman, were…
January 17, 2023

Recent Incidents of Gun Violence Across Indiana, Including the Killing of Violence Interrupter, Youth Football Coach Richard Donnell Hamilton, Highlight Need for Gun Safety Measures Across the State and Danger of Indiana’s Unpopular Permitless Carry Legislation

Recent incidents of gun violence have highlighted the need for passing gun violence prevention laws in Indiana. These incidents include the killing of Richard Donnell Hamilton, a 43-year-old father who dedicated his life to steering children out of the path…
January 17, 2023

Florida Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting During Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration In Fort Pierce, Florida

The Florida chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement in response to a shooting yesterday evening on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ilous Ellis…
January 17, 2023

As the 2023 Legislative Session Begins Today in Oregon, Common-Sense Gun Safety Legislation Should Take Center Stage

Today, lawmakers return to the state capitol for the first day of the state legislative session in Oregon. Oregon is a clear example of how strong laws work to save lives. In this legislative session, the legislature can build on…
January 13, 2023

State Senator McClellan, More Than 250 Virginia Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers, Alongside Founder Shannon Watts, Rallied In Richmond to Call for Action on Gun Safety During Annual Advocacy Day

Richmond, V.A. — Today, Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan, Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts, and Everytown for Gun Safety Senior Vice President of Movement Building Angela Ferrell-Zabala, and over 250 volunteers from the Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action…
January 13, 2023

Everytown Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Finalization of Stabilizing Arm Brace Rule

WASHINGTON – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements applauding the Department of Justice’s finalization of a rule to ensure firearms equipped with stabilizing arm braces…
January 12, 2023

As Lawmakers Return to Lansing for Session, Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation Must Take Center Stage

Following an election where Michigan voters made it clear gun violence prevention is a top priority, lawmakers return to the State Capitol for the first day of the state legislative session in Michigan with a gun sense majority in the…
January 11, 2023

As the 2023 Legislative Session Begins in Maryland, Lawmakers Have the Opportunity to Make Significant Gains in the Fight Against Gun Violence

As the Maryland legislature convenes for their 2023 legislative session today, lawmakers will once again have the opportunity to pass common sense gun safety measures. The state has made significant progress over the past several legislative cycles to combat gun…
January 10, 2023

VICTORY FOR GUN SAFETY: Following the Relentless Advocacy of Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Volunteers, Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker Signs Historic Gun Violence Prevention Package, the Protect Illinois Communities Act

Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Sent Over 10,000 Messaging, including by Email and Phone to Lawmakers, Testified at all Legislative Hearings, Traveled Hours to Urge Lawmakers to Pass Critical Legislation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois chapters of…
January 10, 2023

As the 2023 Legislative Session Opens in South Carolina, Lawmakers Have A Chance to Save Lives By Standing Up For Common Sense Gun Safety

As the South Carolina legislature convenes for their 2023 legislative session, lawmakers have the opportunity to stand up for gun safety. Permitless carry legislation loomed large in 2022, threatening to dismantle South Carolina’s handgun permitting process, the state’s only foundational…

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.