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June 5, 2020

Michigan Moms Demand Action Statement on SB945, Bill to Strengthen Training for Law Enforcement

The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in support of SB 945, a bill that would require all law enforcement officers be trained in de-escalation techniques, implicit bias,…
June 4, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Georgia Lawmakers for Launching Push to Repeal Stand Your Ground, Citizens Arrest Laws

The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today applauded the announcement of efforts to repeal Georgia’s Stand Your Ground and citizens arrest laws: “Our country…
June 4, 2020

Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Respond After Iowa Senate Passes Extreme Legislation to Allow More Guns in Public Buildings and Punish Local Officials Who Act on Gun Safety

The Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the Iowa Senate voted to advance HF 2502, legislation that would subject local elected officials…
June 4, 2020

Tennessee Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond After Tennessee House Passes Stand Your Ground Expansion Bill

The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statement after the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB 2660, an expansion of…
June 4, 2020

Colorado Moms Demand Action Volunteers Pledge to Continue Working for Secure Storage Legislation

The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after HB20-1355 and HB20-1356 were indefinitely postponed. HB20-1355 would require firearms that a juvenile or prohibited person might…
June 3, 2020

Two Families Mourning After Fatal Shootings Sunday and Monday’s Protests in Davenport

On Monday, the Des Moines Register reported that two people were shot and killed in Davenport— with two others shot and wounded — during protests on Sunday evening and Monday, including Italia Marie Kelly, a 22-year-old, who was…
June 3, 2020

Victory for Gun Safety: Everytown, New Mexico Moms Demand Action Congratulate Gun Sense Champions After Defeating Incumbents in New Mexico State Senate Democratic Primaries

Siah Correa Hemphill Defeated Senator Gabriel Ramos (SD-28) and Pamela Cordova Defeated Senator Clemente Sanchez (SD-30) in New Mexico Primary ElectionsEverytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund Spent $50,000 on Direct Mail Campaign Targeting Sen. Gabriel Ramos…
June 1, 2020

Everytown Launches New Digital Ad Slamming Arizona Republicans for Refusing to Disarm Domestic Abusers

Ad Represents First Spend by Everytown Since Launch of “Gun Sense Majority: Arizona” — a $5 Million Electoral Initiative to Elect Gun Sense Candidates Up and Down the Ballot in Arizona in…
June 1, 2020

Nebraska Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting of Protester at Omaha Bar During Protest of the Police Killing of George Floyd

The Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement following reports that James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black man, was shot and killed outside…
June 1, 2020

Resources for Covering Police Use of Force and Shootings by Police in Louisville and Throughout Kentucky

Early Monday morning, David McAtee, a Black restaurant owner in Louisville, was shot and killed after someone in a group he was standing near reportedly fired a shot at police and National Guard members working to…
May 29, 2020

Florida Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, National Center for Transgender Equality Respond to Officer-Involved Shooting of Tony McDade

Tony McDade is at Least the Fifth Trans Person Killed Nationwide This Year, Everytown Research ShowsHis Death Comes Amid Several Recent Police-Involved Shootings Across the Country That Have Spurred ProtestsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. —…
May 29, 2020

Resources for Covering Police Use of Force and Police Shootings in Minnesota

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has intensified conversations around police violence and its disproportionate impact on communities of color. While the killing of Floyd wasn’t a shooting, data from The Guardian shows that…
May 29, 2020

Everytown Responds to Trump Tweet Saying, “When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts”

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 protests following the death of George Floyd, which read, “These…
May 28, 2020

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond After Lawmakers Discuss Dangerous Permitless Carry Bill

Lawmakers Also Held a Hearing Wednesday on a Bill to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns in Schools Without Extensive TrainingOhio Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers released the following statement after the Criminal Justice Committee held a hearing…
May 28, 2020

Louisiana Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Louisiana Senate Judiciary C Committee Passes Reckless Preemption Bill

HB 140 Would Force Cities to Allow Guns in Recreational Centers Where Children PlayBATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks,…
May 27, 2020

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement On Dangerous Arming-Teachers Bill

The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on SB 317, a bill that…
May 27, 2020

Moms Demand Action Finds New Ways to Talk Secure Gun Storage During the Pandemic

As unintentional shootings by children increase as Americans shelter in place during the COVID-19 crisis, Moms Demand Action volunteers are finding new ways to encourage secure gun storage in their communities. After a tragic unintentional shooting…
May 27, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Illinois Legislature Adjourns Without Senate Action on House-Backed Gun Safety Legislation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the Illinois legislature adjourned without any action in the Senate on the House-passed Block…
May 26, 2020

Tennessee Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to House Judiciary Committee Advancing Permitless Carry Legislation

The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee advanced HB 2817, permitless carry legislation: “Gun violence…
May 26, 2020

Disgraceful: Arizona Lawmakers End Session Without Acting on Legislation to Disarm Domestic Abusers

Lawmakers Shelved Legislation to Disarm Domestic Abusers in February and Continued to Refuse to Take Action Even Amid a Rise in Domestic Violence in Arizona During COVID-19For the Second Year in a Row, Arizona…
May 26, 2020

Cities See Spike in Gun Violence Over Memorial Day Weekend as Shootings Continue During the Pandemic

Advocates Concerned Any Funding Interruptions Could Deal Long-Term Setbacks to City Gun Violence Prevention EffortsOver the holiday weekend, several U.S. cities experienced a rash of shootings as gun violence continues during the coronavirus pandemic. They included:…
May 26, 2020

Everytown, Forward Majority, AAPI Victory Fund Release New Qualitative Research on Swing AAPI Voters in Texas

New Qualitative Message Boards Reveal Top Issues for Swing AAPI Voters are the Economy, Affordable Healthcare, and Gun ViolenceParticipants Showed Strong Support for Common-Sense Gun Laws Like Background Checks on All Gun Laws and Red Flag LawsFrom 2012 To 2018,…
May 26, 2020

Everytown Applauds Senate Democrats for Requesting $250 Million in Community Gun Violence Relief Funding in Next COVID Stimulus Package

The Letter to Senate Leadership, written by Senators Booker and Duckworth, Requests Funding for Community-Based Violence Intervention Programs in the Next COVID Relief PackageMedia Reports and Police Data Suggest Shootings Persist in…
May 22, 2020

Louisiana Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Louisiana House of Representatives Passes Reckless Preemption Bill

HB 140 Would Force Cities to Allow Guns in Recreational Centers Where Children PlayBATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today…

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.