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May 19, 2014

Statement From Chipotle Asking That Customers Not Bring Guns Into Restaurants

The issue of gun ownership or gun rights has become one of the most contentious debates in the country. Chipotle has never taken a position on this issue, as we focus instead on our mission to change the way people…
May 19, 2014

Moms Launch Petition Calling on Chipotle to Prohibit Firearms After Gun Extremist Group Holds Semi-Automatic Rifle-Carrying Demonstration at Dallas Restaurant This Weekend

Petition Follows Previous Moms Demand Action Corporate Public Safety Victories with Starbucks, Facebook, Instagram, Jack in the Box; #BurritosNotBullets Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a national petition today calling on Chipotle CEO Steve Ells to…
May 16, 2014

Gun Extremists and Intimidation

Via MSNBC Chris Hayes talks to Mark Follman, Senior Editor at Mother Jones, and Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, who faced harassment at the hands of gun rights extremists.
May 15, 2014

Spitting, Stalking, Rape Threats: How Gun Extremists Target Women

By Mark Follman, Mother Jones AS JENNIFER LONGDON STEERED her wheelchair through the Indianapolis airport on April 25, she thought the roughest part of her trip was over. Earlier that day she’d participated in an…
May 13, 2014

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Statement in Response to Shooting of Arizona Toddler in Home with Unsecured Guns

The Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement from chapter leader Kara Pelletier in response to authorities’ discovery of 20 unsecured guns — and thousands of rounds of ammunition — in…
May 9, 2014

Moms Demand Action Applauds Jack in the Box for Taking Stand on Open Carry Rallies Inside Company Restaurants

Jack in the Box Responds to Moms’ Campaign and National Petition Launched Yesterday; Follows Previous Corporate Public Safety Victories from Starbucks, Facebook, Instagram Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is thanking Jack in the Box for its…
May 8, 2014

Moms Launch Petition Calling On Jack In The Box To Enforce No-Firearms Policy After Semi-Automatic Rifle-Carrying Demonstration Terrifies Employees

Employees at Jack in the Box in Fort Worth, TX Hid in Store’s Freezer For Protection During Demonstration Organized by Gun Extremists Petition Follows Previous Moms Demand Action Corporate Public Safety Victories with Starbucks, Facebook, Instagram Moms…
May 7, 2014

Moms Flock to Capitol Hill to Demand Common Sense Gun Laws

By Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY Sonja Woods says she came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday because her daughter was fatally shot by a man who flunked multiple background checks to buy a gun due to…
May 7, 2014

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America Leads 2nd Annual ‘Moms Take The Hill’ Day to Ask Congress to Reduce Gun Violence

2nd Annual Event Brings Moms From Across the Country to Washington to Urge Congress to Pass Background Check Legislation and Protect Women and Children by Keeping Guns From Domestic Abusers and Stalkers Moms to Host More Than 150 House Parties…
May 5, 2014

Minnesota Becomes Third State in 2014 to Pass Legislation to Protect Women and Children by Keeping Guns from Domestic Abusers, Defeating Decade-Long NRA Resistance

Everytown Lauds Bipartisan Wins in Minnesota, Washington State and Wisconsin as Indication of Changing Tide in Favor of Sensible Gun Laws in America SF 2639, Introduced by Senator Ron Latz, Clears Final Hurdle As It Passes MN Senate with Overwhelming…
May 5, 2014

Texas Moms Demand Action Statement on Intimidating and Aggressive Open Carry at Dallas/Fort Worth Home Depot and Jack in the Box

Kellye Burke, Texas chapter leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, released the below statement today in response to a group of gun extremists openly carrying semi-automatic rifles in the parking lot…
May 1, 2014

The NRA Is A Paper Tiger

Thursday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America about the state of gun laws in the US. Alan and Shannon discussed how she feels the NRA…
May 1, 2014

Minnesotans Applaud Bipartisan House Passage of Common-Sense Legislation That Will Save Lives and Protect Women and Families, Urge Passage in Senate

HF 3238, Bill to Help Keep Guns out of the Hands of Convicted Stalkers and Domestic Abusers, Endorsed by Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association New Polling Released Today by Everytown For Gun Safety Shows Nearly 80…
April 28, 2014

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts on Jansing & Co. April 28th, 2014

Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts talks about #IndyGunSense and the rally in Indianapolis on April 27th 2014…
April 25, 2014

Not Your Grandparents’ NRA: Everytown for Gun Safety Debuts New Television Ad and Report on How the NRA Leadership’s Extremism Puts American Lives at Risk

Moms From Across the Country, Survivors and Advocates to Gather on Sidelines of NRA Convention in Indianapolis to Provide Counterweight to Gun Lobby and Represent Overwhelming Majority of Americans – Including Gun Owners – Who Support Gun Safety Moms Demand…
April 24, 2014

The NRA Leadership’s Worst Nightmare Is America’s Moms

By Dean Obeidallah, The Daily Beast At this weekend’s annual convention, there will be a lot of talking back and punishment threats, but who will eat soap remains to be seen. Can a group of…
April 22, 2014

Arizona Gun Violence Survivors, Mayors and Moms Demand Action Applaud Governor Brewer’s Veto of Dangerous Gun Bills

Survivors, Mayors and Moms Urged Governor Brewer to Veto Dangerous Gun Bills: HB 2339, Bill That Would Force Local Governments to Allow Loaded, Hidden Guns in Public Buildings or Pay for Costly Security; and HB 2517, Bill that Would Make…
April 21, 2014

Bloomberg’s Big Money Campaign For Gun Background Checks

Via NPR/WBUR Boston The NRA makes American politicians fearful at election time if they’ve voted for any restraints on guns. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to make them quake if they don’t. Americans…
April 20, 2014

Moms Standing up to NRA’s Resistance to Sensible Gun Laws

By Shannon Watts, via The Indianapolis Star Next weekend, in Indianapolis, members of the National Rifle Association will gather for the organization’s annual convention. They’ll hear from NRA officials flown in from Washington and politicians…
April 19, 2014

Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts Talks to Melissa Harris-Perry About the Growing Movement for Gun Sense

Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts joins MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about becoming politically mobilized on gun reform. [youtube id=”KxYjoHnk_rk” align=”center”]…
April 19, 2014

10 Questions: The Gun Debate with Shannon Watts

By David Gregory, NBC NEWS 1) What motivated you to get involved in the gun debate, especially in starting Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America? The day after 26 Americans were slaughtered in…
April 18, 2014

NRA, Watch Out: Meet Bloomberg’s Supermom Secret Weapon

Via The Good Fight Listen here: http://www.momsdemandaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/19-nra-watch-out-meet-bloomberg-s-supermom-secret-weapon.mp3 For two long decades, gun safety reform was a nonstarter. And then came the Newtown massacre. Outrage swept the country. Politicians vowed to act.
April 17, 2014

We Will Fight the NRA With Common Sense

By Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts, via CNN A year ago on Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have helped fix our nation’s gun laws by requiring background checks on…
April 16, 2014

MUST WATCH: Shannon Watts and Michael Bloomberg introduce Everytown for Gun Safety on the Today Show

Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts discuss the state of the gun violence prevention movement and introduce Everytown for Gun Safety on the Today Show.

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.