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June 24, 2020

Uptick in Gun Violence in Minneapolis Highlights Need for Increased Funding for Violence Intervention Programs

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, last weekend’s shooting in Minneapolis that killed one person, Cody Pollard, the father of two small children, and wounded 11 others was just one among several other shootings across the city over the weekend,…
June 24, 2020

At Least 10 Trans People Have Been Shot and Killed in the United States This Year, At Least Two in Police Shootings

Last week, it was reported that Jayne Thompson, a trans woman from Arizona, was shot and killed by police in May in Mesa County, Colorado. News of her death was delayed due to being misgendered by…
June 23, 2020

We Just Want Answers:’ Police Shooting of California Teen Renews Protests and Conversations Around Body Cameras, Independent Investigations

Over the weekend, several outlets reported Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old man, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff on Thursday evening near a Gardena auto body shop. The details of the shooting are…
June 23, 2020

Everytown For Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to White House-Backed Plan for Reducing Suicide Among Veterans

NEW YORK –– Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements about the Trump administration’s newly released “National Research Strategy for the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End the…
June 22, 2020

Kentucky Polling Places Cut by the Thousands. That Affects Gun Violence Prevention.

Today, the Washington Post reported there will be fewer than 200 polling places open for Kentucky’s primary tomorrow – a drastic decrease and a threat to voter access. In Jefferson County, home to the city of…
June 22, 2020

Illinois Moms Demand Action Statement on Violent Weekend in Chicago

The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after 102 people were reportedly shot in Chicago over the weekend, including 14 fatally. According to the…
June 19, 2020

Colorado Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Signing of Measures To Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity

The Colorado chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statement after Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law SB20-217, Measures To Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity:“Today, Colorado…
June 18, 2020

Everytown Responds to Trump Tweet Saying Recent Supreme Court Decisions Are “Shotgun Blasts in the Face” of Republicans

NEW YORK –– Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet about this week’s decisions by the Supreme Court, saying “These horrible…
June 18, 2020

New Mexico’s Extreme Risk Law Went Into Effect This Week. Here’s What to Know.

On Monday, New Mexico joined a list of 18 states, along with Washington D.C., that have enacted an extreme risk law, after the bill was signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in…
June 18, 2020

Two Black Teenage Girls Shot and Killed in Akron Weeks Apart While Ohio Lawmakers Continue to Push Legislation That Would Disproportionately Impact Black Ohioans

On Sunday, Na’Kia Crawford, an 18-year-old recent graduate of North High School, was shot and killed in Akron. Crawford was shot about two blocks away from her home, while she was driving back from running…
June 17, 2020

North Carolina Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Rep. Pittman’s Facebook Post Appearing to Incite Police Gun Violence

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina chapter 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 a Facebook post by Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus…
June 17, 2020

Statement on Stand Your Ground Repeal Bill from Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action

The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today applauded Georgia lawmakers, including lead sponsors Rep. Bee Nguyen and Sen. Nikema Williams, for introducing HB 1190 and…
June 17, 2020

NowThis: The NRA Has Fear-Mongered About Government Tyranny for Years. But Now That The Government is “Act[ing] Tyrannically,” The NRA is Silent.

For years, the NRA has been fear-mongering about government tyranny and police crackdowns. But as shown in a new video from NowThis, the NRA has been silent during recent protests –– even…
June 17, 2020

Everytown Statement on the 5-Year Mark of the Charleston Shooting

5 Years Ago Today, a White Supremacist Killed 9 Black Americans While They Prayed in Charleston’s Mother Emanuel ChurchThe Charleston Loophole––Named After the Loophole the Shooter Exploited to Purchase a Gun––Has Likely Become…
June 16, 2020

New Mexico Moms Demand Action Responds to Shooting of Albuquerque Man During a Protest Monday Evening

The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer network, today released the following statement after reports that a man was shot and wounded Monday evening during a protest…
June 16, 2020

After Shooting at New Mexico Protest, Everytown Releases Factsheet Explaining the “Open Carry Loophole” That Gun Extremists are Exploiting to Intimidate Protesters, Lawmakers

NEW YORK –– In recent weeks, gun extremists have openly carried military-style firearms at protests to incite fear, suppress civil discourse, and threaten public safety. Threats escalated to violence yesterday, when there was a shooting at a New…
June 16, 2020

Louisiana Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Gov. Edwards for Signing Reckless Preemption Bill

HB 140 Would Force Cities to Allow Guns in Recreational Centers Where Children PlayBATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s…
June 15, 2020

Iowa Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Iowa Legislature Adjourns Without Action on Gun Safety

This Session, Instead of Passing a Common-Sense Extreme Risk Bill the Iowa Legislature Passed a Dangerous Preemption Bill that Would Punish Local Officials for Taking Action to Combat Gun ViolenceThe Iowa chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action,…
June 15, 2020

Despite Continued Gun Violence, Tennessee Lawmakers Continue to Push Extreme Gun Bills

Gun violence has persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and experts are warning about heightened risks of gun suicide, gun-related domestic violence, and unintentional shootings. Over the past four…
June 15, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on the Police Shooting of Rayshard Brooks

The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statements on the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was shot and killed by…
June 12, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Governor Cuomo for Signing Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability for Police Brutality

The New York chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, today applaud Governor Cuomo for signing a slate of bills that would ensure transparency and accountability for police…
June 12, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Georgia Senate Democrats for Announcing Bills to Repeal Stand Your Ground, Increase Accountability and Transparency in Policing

The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today applauded Georgia Senate Democrats for announcing bills within the Georgia Justice Act that would…
June 12, 2020

Everytown For Gun Safety, Human Rights Campaign, Giffords and Equality Florida Release Report on Impact of Gun Violence On LGBTQ Community

Three-fourths of Homicides Against Transgender People Involved A Gun, and Nearly Eight In Ten Homicides Of Black Trans Women Are By A GunWASHINGTON — Today, on the fourth commemoration of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the Human Rights Campaign, Everytown for…
June 11, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Statement on Voter Access Issues in the Georgia Primary

The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today released the following statement on voter access issues in the Georgia primaries. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

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.