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December 5, 2019

Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund, Moms Demand Action Applaud Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg For Elevating Issue Of Gun Violence Prevention In 2020 Presidential Campaign

Bloomberg Spoke at Everytown’s Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Iowa in August and This Week Received the Presidential Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate DistinctionGun Safety is a Defining Issue of 2020…
December 5, 2019

Michigan Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Introduction Of Background Checks Legislation

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the introduction of legislation that would require background checks on all gun…
December 5, 2019

The Deadly Consequences of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

In 2012, the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin brought national attention to Florida’s dangerous Stand Your Ground law. Although the shooter did not invoke a Stand Your Ground defense during his trial, coverage of the…
December 4, 2019

Re: Ways to Prevent Gun Violence in Wisconsin Schools

As your newsroom covers recent shootings and concerns about gun violence in Wisconsin schools, I wanted to share a few resources: First, in addition to covering concerns about gun violence in schools, it’s also important to recognize…
December 4, 2019

Moms Demand Action Responds After Gov. DeSantis Seems To Suggest That Cities Bear Most Responsibility For Gun Violence Prevention

Gov. DeSantis is Currently Fighting in the Courts to Uphold Penalties Aimed at Chilling Local Officials’ Ability to Fight Gun ViolenceTallahassee Mayor John Dailey Has Joined Other Florida Mayors in Public Support of Gun Safety Laws;…
December 4, 2019

New Orleans’ Violent Weekend Highlights the Toll of Gun Violence in Cities

At least two people were shot and killed and 12 shot and injured during a particularly violent weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. Early Sunday, a shooter injured 10 people in the city’s French Quarter. That same…
December 3, 2019

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Latest Senate Hearing On Dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following response after the Ohio Senate Committee on Government Oversight and Reform held a proponent hearing…
December 3, 2019

Senator Zirkin’s Resignation Creates Opportunity for New Progress on Gun Safety

This morning, the Baltimore Sun reported Senator Bobby Zirkin will resign next month and not seek reelection. Sen. Zirkin was chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee — a crucial committee for gun safety legislation — which…
December 2, 2019

Moms Demand Action Volunteers To Attend Hearing As Ohio Lawmakers Consider Dangerous Stand Your Ground Legislation

***MEDIA EVENT ADVISORY***COLUMBUS, OHIO – WHAT:Volunteers with the Ohio Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, will attend Tuesday’s hearing on SB 237, a bill that would upend traditional self-defense law in…
November 27, 2019

ICYMI: Washington Post: New Filing Shows “NRA Boosted Executive Pay While Cutting Funding For Key Programs”

According to a new tax filing, compensation for top officials at the National Rifle Association increased by 41 percent last year, while at the same time the NRA reduced “spending on programs central to its mission,”…
November 26, 2019

More than 600 Guns Stolen in 2019 in Nashville Alone, Police Report

More than 600 guns have been stolen so far in 2019 in Nashville, according to the Metro Nashville Police. This data reflects a gun theft crisis across Tennessee that has grown worse in recent years. In…
November 26, 2019

Gov. Mike Parson Announces Support for Gun Safety Legislation to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Yesterday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, city leaders and police chiefs proposed a plan to fight gun violence that includes keeping firearms away from domestic abusers. Missouri currently has some of the most lenient domestic violence laws in the country –…
November 25, 2019

Death of Fourth Child in San Diego Domestic Violence Mass Shooting Highlights the Toll of Gun Violence on Children

Ezekial Valdivia, who was wounded in a mass shooting that killed four people, including Valdivia’s mother and three siblings, died on Saturday. He was just nine years old. According to…
November 25, 2019

Bexar County Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Gun Safety Bus Ads

Moms Demand Action Created the Be SMART Campaign to Raise Awareness of Secure Firearm StorageBuses Advertising Be SMART Campaign Are Now Circulating San AntonioSAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun…
November 21, 2019

Subject: Moms Demand Action Volunteers Available for Interviews Around Hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Tomorrow morning, lawmakers on the Interim Joint Judiciary Committee will hold an informational hearing on Extreme Risk Protection Order (“ERPO”) legislation. Volunteers with the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun…
November 21, 2019

New Mass Shootings Analysis Highlights Toll On Children, High Percentage Of Shootings That Followed Clear Warning Signs

**Click HERE to View Everytown Analysis; Researchers Available for Interviews** NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund today unveiled a new analysis of mass shootings, showing that in the decade between 2009 and 2018,…
November 20, 2019

Shameful: Senate Republicans Cut Life-Saving Provisions To Disarm Domestic Abusers From VAWA Reauthorization

Senate Republican-Introduced Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Removes Provisions to Disarm Domestic Abusers That Were Included in Bipartisan House-Passed VAWA Reauthorization Bill NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown, denounced Senator…
November 20, 2019

Subject: On Trans Day of Remembrance, There Must be a Conversation About Gun Violence

Today marks Trans Day of Remembrance, a time to honor those killed as a result of anti-transgender violence in the past year. As Destini Philpot, a gender nonconforming volunteer with Students Demand Action Baltimore, writes in…
November 20, 2019

Re: Ohio Senate Holding Hearing on Dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill While Popular Background Check, Red Flag Legislation Stalls

Today, the Ohio State Senate Committee on Government Oversight and Reform  held a hearing on so-called Stand Your Ground legislation that would upend traditional self-defense law in Ohio and allow a person to shoot to kill in public, even when…
November 20, 2019

Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Launches $200,000 Digital Spend Against Target U.S. Senators Who Have Failed To Take Action On Gun Safety

NEW YORK — Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is launching $200,000 in digital ads against U.S. Senators in key battleground states who have failed to advance meaningful federal gun safety legislation, including: Senators Martha…
November 19, 2019

Star-Tribune: ‘Will gun policy swing Minnesota’s 2020 elections?’

In a column Sunday, Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Stephen Montemayor wrote that the results of this month’s Virginia election – in which gun safety played a key role – could offer a preview of Minnesota’s elections…
November 19, 2019

ICYMI — USA Today Opinion: Bipartisan Senators Urge Trump to Resume Talks on Background Check Legislation

This morning, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) penned an op-ed in USA Today to urge President Trump to resume bipartisan talks on legislation to expand the background check requirement to…
November 19, 2019

Students Demand Action Announces New National Advisory Board

New National Advisory Board Includes 18 Student Leaders, Helps to Lead More than 350 Students Demand Action Chapters Across the Country NEW YORK  – Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today announced…
November 18, 2019

Rhode Island Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Rhode Island Family Court Plans to Improve Process Disarming Domestic Abusers

Earlier This Month, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Released a Report Finding Substantial Gaps in the Family Court’s Implementation of the Protect Rhode Island Families Act PROVIDENCE, R.I. —  Today, the Rhode Island chapter of…

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.