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June 28, 2021

California Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting in Richmond, Calif that Killed 3 and Wounded 5 More

The California chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements after eight people were shot, three fatally, at a party in Richmond, California last night. Richmond is…
June 26, 2021

Everytown, Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action, Applaud Pennsylvania General Assembly on Passage of State Budget, Including Historic $30 Million in Violence Prevention Funding

The Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement today applauding the Pennsylvania General Assembly for passing a state budget on Friday night that includes $30 million in violence prevention…
June 26, 2021

Rhode House and Senate Judiciary Committees Advance Gun Safety Bills Addressing Concealed Carry in Schools and Straw Purchasing; Everytown, Rhode Island Moms Demand Action Respond

The Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots initiative of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement responding to the Rhode Island House and Senate Judiciary Committees advancing only parts of a gun safety bill package introduced…
June 25, 2021

EVERYTOWN APPLAUDS PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR SIGNING LAW TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL PULSE MEMORIAL

NEW YORK –– Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements applauding President Joe Biden for signing legislation to establish the National Pulse Memorial.  June…
June 25, 2021

Minnesota Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to the Sentencing of Derek Chauvin, Minneapolis Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd

The Minnesota chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown’s grassroots networks, released the following statement on the official sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty in April on charges…
June 25, 2021

Governor Edwards Vetoes Dangerous Permitless Carry Bill; Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, released the following statement applauding Governor Edwards for vetoing SB 118, a dangerous permitless carry bill that…
June 25, 2021

Everytown, Connecticut Moms Demand Action, Applaud Governor Lamont on Signing Bill to Strengthen the State’s Lifesaving Extreme Risk Law

The Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots initiative of Everytown for Gun Safety, released a statement applauding Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont for signing into law HB 6355, a bill to strengthen Connecticut’s existing extreme risk law to allow…
June 25, 2021

Nevada Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Clark County School District for Passage of Resolution to Ensure Parents and Guardians Receive Secure Firearms Storage Information

The Nevada chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the Clark County School Board voted to approve a resolution to ensure parents are receiving information about…
June 24, 2021

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds Introduction of Break the Cycle of Violence Act

New Bill Will Support Evidence-Informed Violence Interruption and Prevention Programs That Are Proven To Break the Cycle of City Gun Violence WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety today released the following statements applauding the introduction of the Break the Cycle…
June 24, 2021

Wisconsin Senate Sends Dangerous Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws to Governor’s Desk — Wisconsin Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Urge Governor Evers to Veto

The Wisconsin chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, the grassroots networks of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after lawmakers in the Wisconsin Senate yesterday passed AB 293, a dangerous bill that attempts to…
June 24, 2021

Everytown Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on David Chipman’s Nomination to be ATF Director

If Confirmed, Chipman Will Be First ATF Director Since 2015 – A Critically Important Position At Time of Rising Gun Violence.  WASHINGTON –– Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released…
June 23, 2021

Colorado Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Governor Polis Signing Final Bill in Suite of Gun Safety Legislation

The Colorado chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action released the following statement after Governor Jared Polis last night signed HB21-1255 into law — the final bill in a suite of gun safety legislation. HB21-1255 will help keep…
June 23, 2021

New York’s Landmark Bill to Hold the Gun Industry Accountable Could Serve As a Template for Other States

A first-in-the-nation bill heading to Governor Cuomo’s desk would allow victims of gun violence to seek justice for negligent, unreasonable and, in some cases, illegal conduct perpetrated by the gun industry — an industry that for…
June 23, 2021

Everytown Applauds President Biden’s Comprehensive Strategy to Address Rising Gun Violence

President Biden Has Nominated a Highly Qualified ATF Director and Announced Life-Saving Executive Actions to Stop the Proliferation of Ghost Guns, Address City Gun Violence and Gun Trafficking, and More President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal Included $200…
June 22, 2021

Everytown Responds to Department of Justice Announcement of New Firearms Trafficking Strike Forces

Everytown Recently Unveiled Groundbreaking Gun Trafficking Analysis Showing 82% of Likely-Trafficked Guns Came from States Without Background Check Laws  WASHINGTON – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action released the…
June 22, 2021

Washington Post: Pediatrician Calls for Secure Storage, Prevention Strategies for Child Gun Deaths

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an op-ed from Dr. Dorothy Novick, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a scholar with CHOP’s Center for Violence Prevention, calling attention to how the gun violence crisis impacts…
June 22, 2021

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, NAAGA Release Joint Statement Following Successful Panel Discussion

ATLANTA — The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, and the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA) released the following statements after a joint panel discussion, convened…
June 22, 2021

2020 FBI Data Obtained by Everytown Shows Background Checks Stopped Over 300,000 Illegal Gun Sales — A Record High, Nearly Double 2019 Numbers

Data Obtained from a FOIA Request by Everytown Proves that the Background Check System Works, Blocking Over Four Million Illegal Gun Sales from Prohibited Purchasers like Convicted Felons Since 1994 NEW YORK – According to FBI data obtained through…
June 21, 2021

As State Legislatures Across the Country Pass Laws to Regulate Ghost Guns, Massachusetts Can Remain a National Gun Safety Leader by Taking Action on Pending Bills. Here’s What You Need to Know:

Ghost guns –– unserialized, untraceable homemade firearms that can be obtained without a background check –– are one of the fastest growing threats to public safety in the ever-worsening gun violence epidemic devastating communities across the…
June 19, 2021

Governor Polis Signs Three New Gun Safety Bills — Colorado Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Historic Commitment to Gun Violence Prevention

In the Wake of the Mass Shooting in Boulder, Colorado Volunteers Turned their Grief into Action — Testifying in Committee, Rallying, and Calling and Emailing Lawmakers to Urge Action The Colorado chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action…
June 18, 2021

Everytown Calls on Law Enforcement Agencies and Municipalities to Reject Lexipol Guidance for Use-of-Force Policies

USA Today: “This company’s permissive policies are behind high-profile police shootings of Black men in the US”Lexipol is a For-Profit Company Recommending Weak Use Of Force Policies To Municipalities Around The Country NEW YORK – Everytown for…
June 17, 2021

This week in gun safety: California has major wins for gun safety at local and state level

As gun violence continues to devastate California communities, lawmakers at all levels of government need to prioritize gun violence prevention. Though California has strong gun safety laws, there is more work that must be done to protect Californians from gun…
June 17, 2021

Everytown Awards 50+ “Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate” Distinctions to New York Candidates

Over 50 Candidates for Mayor, City Council, County Legislator, County Executive, and District Attorney Receive Distinction Ahead of June 22 Primary Leading Candidates In NYC Mayoral Contest All Running as Gun Sense Candidates  NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun…
June 17, 2021

Everytown For Gun Safety Applauds Reintroduction of Disarm Hate Act to Prohibit People Convicted of Misdemeanor Hate Crimes From Possessing or Purchasing Guns

WASHINGTON – Everytown for Gun Safety today released the following statements applauding the reintroduction of the Disarm Hate Act — legislation introduced by Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) that would prohibit people convicted of misdemeanor hate…

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Black Americans represent the majority of gun homicide victims and are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide.