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March 11, 2021

Moms Demand Action Calls for Governor Noem to Veto Expansion of Dangerous “Stand Your Ground” Policy, Passed Using Obscure and Controversial “Smoke Out” Rule

The South Dakota chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, the grassroots networks of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement calling for Governor Kristi Noem to veto HB 1212, a bill to expand the state’s…
March 11, 2021

What They’re Saying: Iowa Lawmakers Fast-Tracking a Dangerous Bill to Repeal Background Checks on Handgun Sales

The Bill would also Repeal Iowa’s Permit Requirement for Carrying a Concealed Handgun in Public This week, Iowa lawmakers are quickly advancing SF 535 and HF 756, legislation which would repeal Iowa’s…
March 11, 2021

Nebraska Lawmakers are Trying to Push through Dangerous Permitless Carry Legislation. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Last week, the the Nebraska House Government Military and Veterans Affairs Committee voted to advance LB 236, which would allow counties to exempt themselves from the law requiring a permit to carry a concealed handgun. The bill now awaits a…
March 11, 2021

Everytown Applauds the House for Passing Legislation to Address the Charleston Loophole

Surge in Gun Sales During the Pandemic is Overwhelming the Background Check System, Making the Charleston Loophole Even Deadlier –– and the Need to Pass This Bill Even More Urgent This Vote…
March 11, 2021

Everytown Applauds House for Passing Legislation to Require Background Checks on All Gun Sales

This Bill has the Backing of President Biden, Overwhelming Support from the American People, and Bipartisan Support in Congress Today at 11:30am ET, Shannon Watts and Judi and Wayne Richardson will Represent…
March 11, 2021

Colorado Moms Demand Action Applauds Colorado Senate For Passing Gun Safety Legislation to Require Reporting of Lost and Stolen Firearms

The Colorado chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements today after the Colorado Senate passed SB21-078, which would require gun owners to report to law enforcement…
March 11, 2021

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing Legislation to Prevent Police Violence

The New Mexico chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee passed HB 4, a bill to eliminate qualified immunity in…
March 10, 2021

Tennessee Lawmakers Advance Widely Opposed Permitless Carry Legislation; Moms Demand Action Responds

Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Are Available for InterviewsNASHVILLE, 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 statements after the…
March 10, 2021

Everytown Applauds Confirmation of Attorney General Merrick Garland

NEW YORK –– Today, Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, responded to the confirmation of Attorney General Merrick Garland to lead the Department of Justice –– a department that will be instrumental in…
March 10, 2021

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Highlights Dangers of Bills to ‘Nullify’ Federal Gun Laws

In an editorial this week, the Chicago Sun-Times’ editorial board weighed in on a push in several states to pass bills purporting to nullify federal gun laws. While portions of such laws…
March 10, 2021

New Polling: Voters are Nearly United In Support for Expanded Background Checks

According to new polling from Morning Consult, “84 percent of voters support requiring all gun purchasers to go through a background check – making the measure more popular than the widely backed…
March 9, 2021

Colorado Moms Demand Action Applauds Colorado House For Passing Secure Storage Legislation

The Colorado chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement today after the Colorado House of Representatives passed HB21-1106, which would require firearms that a juvenile or prohibited…
March 9, 2021

Florida Senate Committee Advances Bill That Would Allow Guns in Religious Schools; Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

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 after the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed SB 498, which would allow guns into K-12…
March 9, 2021

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to House State Affairs Committee Passing Dangerous and Widely Opposed Guns in Schools Legislation

The Idaho chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the Idaho House State Affairs Committee passed HB122, legislation that would force K-12 schools to allow…
March 9, 2021

Sheriffs and Constituents Show Widespread Opposition to Gun Bills in Wyoming Legislature. Here’s What You Need to Know.

This session, Wyoming lawmakers are fast-tracking reckless gun bills that have faced large opposition from law enforcement officials, educators, and constituents. Lawmakers are considering SF 81, legislation to nullify federal gun safety laws; SF 67, legislation to force guns into sensitive areas…
March 9, 2021

Alleged Ghost Guns Rings in Philadelphia Highlights Need for Federal Solution to Growing Tide of Untraceable Guns

On Sunday, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the arrest of four individuals who manufactured and sold untraceable guns, frequently called “ghost guns,” in Philadelphia. Unfinished…
March 9, 2021

Everytown Applauds House for Introducing VAWA Reauthorization to Close Dating Partner and Stalker Loopholes

This Bill has the Full Support of President Biden, who Wrote the Original Bill in 1994 NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, the grassroots arm of Everytown, applauded the introduction of…
March 8, 2021

South Dakota Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Criticize Senate Passage of Bill to Expand Dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The South Dakota chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, the grassroots networks of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the South Dakota Senate voted in favor of HB 1212, a bill to expand the…
March 8, 2021

Everytown research expert to Kansas City Star: ‘A conversation about preventing gun violence can’t really happen unless we address firearm suicide’

Yesterday, the Kansas City Star published an article on the rise of gun suicide and the work of a local organization working to prevent these tragedies, Kids Under Twenty One. The story comes as experts…
March 5, 2021

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Call on Governor Cox to Veto Dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ Expansion Bill

The Utah chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after Utah lawmakers callously shoved through legislation to roll back gun laws, including a “Stand…
March 5, 2021

Washington Post: ‘I’ve lost three loved ones to gun violence. Only the one killed by police did not get justice,’ says Washington local.

Yesterday, DeVitta Briscoe, a Washington local and Everytown Survivor Fellow, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post detailing her experiences with gun violence and police violence and the need for immediate action on the George…
March 5, 2021

How Secure Storage will Protect Colorado from Gun Violence

This week, the House State, Civic, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee passed HB21-1106, a bill to require firearms that a juvenile or prohibited person might be able to access be securely stored when not under the control of the…
March 5, 2021

Despite law enforcement opposition, ‘GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits,’ AP reports

Gun sales and gun violence spiked over the last year, and law enforcement officers across the country have been fighting on the frontlines of both the COVID-19 and gun violence public health crises. But according to reporting by the…
March 4, 2021

Congressional Hearings on January 6th Armed Insurrection Show Role of Firearms and Rise in Hate Motivated Violence

Over the past week, congressional committees have been holding hearings to further investigate the armed insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6. The hearings included officials from the Capitol Police, the Department of Justice, and the Department of…

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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.