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November 29, 2021

Philadelphia Surpasses Deadly Milestone of 500 Homicides in 2021; Highest Number in City’s History. Yet State Lawmakers Continue to Pass Harmful Gun Bills.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, surpassed 500 recorded homicides in 2021. This is the highest recorded number of homicides in the city’s history, with the total reaching 506…
November 29, 2021

Tennessee Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting of Black Transgender Woman in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement after Danyale Thompson, a 35-year-old Black transgender woman, was shot and killed…
November 24, 2021

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Verdict in Trial over Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

BRUNSWICK — The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statements in response to the jury’s verdict in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black…
November 24, 2021

Firearms are the Leading Cause of Death for Children and Teens in Colorado. Two Shootings in Aurora in One Week Serve as Stark Reminder.

Two shootings in one week in Aurora last week serve as a stark reminder of the toll gun violence has on Colorado’s young people. Firearms are the leading cause of death for children and teens in Colorado and there’s…
November 23, 2021

Baltimore Continues Devastating 7-Year Trend of Gun Violence as City Surpasses 300 Homicides in 2021

Recently, the city of Baltimore, Maryland, surpassed 300 recorded homicides in 2021. This continues a devastating trend of gun violence across the city, marking the 7th consecutive year Baltimore’s homicides have risen…
November 23, 2021

Pennsylvania Has Suffered Several Recent Unintentional Shootings Involving Children. Secure Firearm Storage Could Have Prevented Them.

In recent days, Pennsylvania has been devastated by several unintentional shootings involving children. On Monday evening, a 5-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 6-year-old sibling. Reports indicate that the siblings gained access to an…
November 23, 2021

Estancia passes rule to require people to be armed at meetings. Community members call it a “waste of a lot of people’s time.”

Estancia recently approved a new rule forcing people to be armed at town meetings. The rule comes after a split vote on the measure. Prior to the rule, guns were allowed in the meetings, but not…
November 23, 2021

The District of Columbia Passes 200 Homicides; Highest Homicide Total In Nearly Two Decades

Today, Washington, DC, recorded its 200th homicide of 2021. This is the highest number of homicides recorded in the District of Columbia since 2003. Over the past year, the District has experienced…
November 23, 2021

Missouri Law Enforcement Officers Call on General Assembly to Revisit Nullification Law

Missouri Police Chiefs Association Says it is Hindering Ability to Conduct Criminal Investigations In the latest show of opposition by law enforcement to Missouri’s new law that attempting to nullify federal gun laws, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA)…
November 23, 2021

Shooting at Atlanta Airport: “The Result of the NRA’s Guns Everywhere Agenda”

On Saturday, a passenger unintentionally discharged a firearm at a T.S.A. checkpoint at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, causing a widespread panic within the airport which injured three. The passenger had been previously convicted of a…
November 22, 2021

New Resource Can Help Florida Gun Owners Compare Secure Firearm Storage Options; Florida Ranks Third Highest in Unintentional Shootings By Children in 2021

Unintentional Shootings Often Rise During Holiday Season, Adding to Urgent Need for Secure Storage Data on Florida Unintentional Shootings Here; Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Available for Interviews FLORIDA – Amid a national increase in the frequency…
November 22, 2021

New Resource Can Help Missouri Gun Owners Compare Secure Firearm Storage Options; Missouri Ranks Tied For Fourth Highest in Unintentional Shootings By Children in 2021

Unintentional Shootings Often Rise During Holiday Season, Adding to Urgent Need for Secure Storage Data on Missouri Unintentional Shootings Here; Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Available for Interviews MISSOURI – Amid a national increase in the frequency…
November 22, 2021

New Resource Can Help Louisiana Gun Owners Compare Secure Firearm Storage Options; Louisiana Ranks Fifth Highest in Unintentional Shootings By Children in 2021

Unintentional Shootings Often Rise During Holiday Season, Adding to Urgent Need for Secure Storage Data on Louisiana Unintentional Shootings Here; Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Available for Interviews LOUISIANA – Amid a national increase in the frequency…
November 22, 2021

New Resource Can Help Michigan Gun Owners Compare Secure Firearm Storage Options; Michigan Tied For Fourth Highest in Unintentional Shootings By Children in 2021

Unintentional Shootings Often Rise During Holiday Season, Adding to Urgent Need for Secure Storage Data on Michigan Unintentional Shootings Here; Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Available for Interviews MICHIGAN – Amid a national increase in the frequency…
November 22, 2021

New Resource Can Help Ohio Gun Owners Compare Secure Firearm Storage Options; Ohio Ranks Highest in Unintentional Shootings By Children in 2021

Unintentional Shootings Often Rise During Holiday Season, Adding to Urgent Need for Secure Storage Data on Ohio Unintentional Shootings Here; Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Available for Interviews OHIO – Amid a national increase in the frequency…
November 22, 2021

New Resource Can Help Texas Gun Owners Compare Secure Firearm Storage Options; Texas Ranks Second Highest in Unintentional Shootings By Children in 2021

Unintentional Shootings Often Rise During Holiday Season, Adding to Urgent Need for Secure Storage Data on Texas Unintentional Shootings Here; Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Available for Interviews TEXAS – Amid a national increase in the frequency…
November 22, 2021

Amid Increase In Unintentional Shootings By Children, New Everytown And Moms Demand Action Resource Details Secure Firearm Storage Options For Gun Owners

Unintentional Shootings Often Rise During Holiday Season, Adding to Urgent Need for Secure Storage State-by-State Data on Unintentional Shootings Here; Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Available for Interviews NEW YORK – In light of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund…
November 19, 2021

Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting of Black Transgender Woman in Aliquippa, Pa.

The Pennsylvania 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 the death of Angel Naira, a 36-year-old Black transgender woman who was…
November 19, 2021

Wisconsin Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond To Verdict In Trial Of Kyle Rittenhouse Who Shot Three People, Two Fatally, While Armed With An AR-15-Style Rifle

KENOSHA — The Wisconsin chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statements on the jury’s verdict finding Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on charges of the first…
November 19, 2021

Saturday is Trans Day of Remembrance. 2021 is already the deadliest year for gun violence against transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is this Saturday. So far this year, at least 48 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been killed in the United States and Puerto Rico, making 2021 the deadliest year in history— and…
November 19, 2021

In Historic Win for Gun Safety, Build Back Better Act Passes the House, Including $5 Billion Investment In Community Violence Intervention

Today, the House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, moving this historic legislation a critical step closer to becoming law. Among other things, the Build Back Better Act will make historic investments in community violence intervention…
November 18, 2021

A State of Emergency in the City of Rochester Over Gun Violence. Here’s What You Need to Know:

Cities across the country have experienced the scourge of gun violence over the past year, with rates of gun violence skyrocketing in some of the most deeply impacted communities. In Rochester, New York, a Local State of Emergency has been…
November 17, 2021

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Condemn House Lawmakers for Passing Dangerous Permitless Carry Bill

The Ohio chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement after the Ohio House of Representatives voted to pass HB 227, dangerous permitless carry legislation…
November 17, 2021

Virginia Cities Continue to Pass Important Local Ordinances to Combat Gun Violence. Here’s What You Need to Know:

With record breaking gun violence rates continuing to devastate cities across the country, it is crucial that local governments act effectively to keep their communities safe. In Virginia, localities have responded by passing important common-sense gun safety measures. Last week,…

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.