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August 20, 2020

ICYMI: Gun Safety Takes Center Stage at the DNC

Gun safety and its role in the 2020 election took center stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Gun violence prevention advocates, including Moms Demand Action volunteers DeAndra Dycus, Shenee Johnson and Maria Wright; former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords;…
August 20, 2020

Unintentional Shooting in New Sharon a Stark Reminder of Toll of Gun Violence on Children and Importance of Secure Gun Storage

Yesterday, a 16-year-old unintentionally shot and killed himself using a gun that was “unloaded and kept in a family member’s closet along with a second gun,” according to the Portland Press Herald. As the…
August 20, 2020

New ACLU Report Shows Several States See Rise in Police Shootings in 2020

Yesterday, a new report was released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) about shootings by police during the coronavirus pandemic. The report highlights that shootings by police have not slowed since the beginning of the pandemic despite…
August 19, 2020

Four Police Accountability Bills California Lawmakers Should Prioritize Before the End of Session

The California legislature is set to gavel out on Aug. 31. By then, California lawmakers should consider passing four critical police accountability bills that would help address the disproportionate toll of police violence against marginalized communities in California, including Black…
August 19, 2020

Florida Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on New Footage from Police Shooting of Salaythis Melvin

The Florida chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statements today in response to new footage released of the police shooting of…
August 18, 2020

NYT: NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s Former Chief of Staff Turns on Him, Writes Tell-All Book About “Corruption, Greed and Paranoia” at the NRA

The NYT Further Reports that “Experts… See Mr. LaPierre’s Removal As All But a Foregone Conclusion” Due to This Month’s NY AG Complaint Against the NRAAccording to a new…
August 18, 2020

Police Reform Bills Will be Heard in Virginia’s Special Session. Here’s What to Know.

Today, Virginia lawmakers will return to Richmond for the first day of a special session dedicated to police reform. The session comes as a result of increased scrutiny around police accountability and transparency, following the killings by police of George…
August 17, 2020

Gun Safety to be Featured During the Democratic National Convention

Former Vice President Biden and Senator Harris Represent the Strongest Gun Safety Ticket in HistoryEverytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action Participating in Convention Activities; Organizational Leaders, Volunteers and Survivors of Gun Violence Available for Interviews New York…
August 17, 2020

Tragic Shooting of 11-year-old Anisa Scott in Madison is a Stark Reminder of Toll of Gun Violence on Children

Anisa Scott, an 11-year-old girl who was shot in the head earlier this week in Madison, was taken off life support Thursday morning, according to Channel 3000. Police believe Anisa was struck by shots fired from…
August 13, 2020

Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses 21 Candidates for Pennsylvania State House and Senate

Candidates Endorsed Today are Proven Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in PennsylvaniaNEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed a slate of gun sense champions who will fight for gun safety…
August 13, 2020

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses 17 Candidates for Iowa State House and Senate

Candidates Endorsed Today are Proven Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in IowaNEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed a slate of gun sense champions who will fight for gun safety…
August 13, 2020

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses 13 Candidates for Arizona State House and Senate

Candidates Endorsed Today are Proven Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in ArizonaNEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed a slate of gun sense champions who will fight for gun safety…
August 13, 2020

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses 26 Candidates for Minnesota State House and Senate

Candidates Endorsed Today are Proven Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in MinnesotaNEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed a slate of gun sense champions who will fight for gun safety…
August 11, 2020

Shooting at Denver Park is Tragic Reminder of Toll of Gun Violence on Children

Sunday’s shooting at a Denver park that wounded nine people, including six children, is a tragic reminder that gun violence continues to be the leading cause of death for children and teens in Colorado and in the nation as a…
August 11, 2020

Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President Joe Biden’s Running Mate to Form the Strongest Presidential Gun Safety Ticket in History

Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris’ Strength On Gun Safety Illustrates How Gun Politics Has ChangedSenator Kamala Harris Recently Participated in Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action’s Virtual Series, “Demanding Women: Quarantine Conversations…
August 11, 2020

Arkansas Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on Shooting at Southern Arkansas University

The Arkansas chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement today in response to reports that a student was killed and another…
August 11, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement on Shooting by Waycross Police

The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement today in response to reports that “Waycross police opened fire on at…
August 11, 2020

ICYMI: Jill Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and More Joined Thousands of Gun Violence Survivors and Grassroots Volunteers for Annual Training Summit, Gun Sense University

Over the weekend, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund hosted its annual training conference, Gun Sense University. There, thousands of volunteers and survivors of gun violence with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action from every state gathered virtually to…
August 10, 2020

Fact-Checking Governor Sununu’s Veto Message on Life-Saving Extreme Risk Law

On Friday, Governor Chris Sununu vetoed HB 687, which would have established a life-saving Extreme Risk law in New Hampshire and addressed the state’s gun suicide crisis. The bill, which would have made New Hampshire the 20th state with an…
August 10, 2020

Several Municipalities Pass Gun Safety Ordinances in Month Since Local Control Law Goes Into Effect

On July 1, legislation untying the hands of local officials went into effect in Virginia, allowing city and county officials to introduce ordinances to prohibit carrying firearms into city-owned or operated parks, buildings, recreation centers and…
August 9, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting in Washington, D.C. That Left One Person Dead and At Least 20 Wounded

The Washington, D.C. chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, today released the following statement in response to reports of a shooting in Southeast…
August 7, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Nevada Governor Sisolak for Signing Police Accountability Legislation

The Nevada chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement after Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Assembly Bill 3, legislation that would increase accountability…
August 7, 2020

3 Questions for Sen. Ernst About Thursday’s NRA News

On Thursday morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against the National Rifle Association and current and former executives for violating New York charities law, following an investigation that began in April 2019. In…
August 7, 2020

3 Questions for Sen. Gardner About Thursday’s NRA News

On Thursday morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against the National Rifle Association and current and former executives for violating New York charities law, following an investigation that began in April 2019. In…

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.