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January 22, 2024

Sixth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Begins

January 22-26 Marks Sixth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Every Day in America, 120 people Are Shot and Killed, More Than 200 Are Shot and Wounded, and Countless Others Experience the Collective Trauma of Gun Violence NEW YORK –…
January 21, 2024

California Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Remember Monterey Park Shooting 

MONTEREY PARK, CA. — The California chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, issued the following statements today to mark one year since the mass shooting at Star Ballroom…
January 19, 2024

BIG WEEK FOR GUN SAFETY IN OLYMPIA: Following Testimony from Washington Moms Demand Action Volunteers, Committees Advance Life-Saving Measures 

OLYMPIA, WA. — The Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, issued the following statement after committees in both chambers advanced life-saving gun safety measures. Throughout this week, lawmakers have held hearings on…
January 18, 2024

Despite Opposition from Gun Safety Advocates, House Judiciary Committee Advances Dangerous Bill Limiting Local Authority to Hold Bad Actors Gun Industry Accountable

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — The Indiana chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroot network, issued the following statement after members of the House Judiciary Committee advanced HB 1235. The measure seeks…
January 17, 2024

Nebraska Moms Demand Action and Student Demand Action Condemn Introduction of  Extremist Legislation to Militarize Classrooms by Arming Teachers and Other School Personnel

LINCOLN, Neb. — Today, the Nebraska chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement condemning Nebraska lawmakers for introducing a dangerous bill LB 1339  to militarize…
January 16, 2024

Four Adults and One Child Shot and Killed in Texas Domestic Violence Dispute; Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond

RICHMOND, TX. — The Texas chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statements in response to a deadly mass shooting in Fort Bend County early Saturday…
January 16, 2024

As Lawmakers Return to Santa Fe, Gun Violence Prevention Must Take Center Stage 

Today, lawmakers return to Santa Fe to convene for the legislative session. Last session, lawmakers advanced various gun safety bills. Just last Friday, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her full support for several life-saving gun safety bills aimed…
January 16, 2024

As the 2024 Legislative Session Begins, Illinois Lawmakers Should Prioritize Supporting Gun Violence Survivors by Addressing Cold Case Clearance Rates

During 2023, Following Tireless Advocacy by Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers, Illinois Lawmakers Passed the Historic Protect Illinois Communities Act and Legislation to Make it Easier to Sue Bad Actors in the Gun Industry  SPRINGFIELD,…
January 16, 2024

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to Trump’s Iowa Victory

WASHINGTON — After Donald Trump declared victory in the Iowa caucuses, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action released the following statements: “Donald Trump may have won the caucus, but his message from a few weeks ago that we have…
January 12, 2024

ICYMI: Everytown Applauds Biden-Harris Administration As Vice President Harris Announces $285 Million to Hire and Train Mental Health Professionals in Schools

CHARLOTTE, NC – Yesterday in North Carolina, Vice President Kamala Harris announced an additional $285 million in funding to help schools across the country hire and train mental health counselors. This funding is a result of the historic…
January 12, 2024

Extremist Lawmakers in Missouri Begin 2024 Legislative Session By Reintroducing Dangerous Gun Laws, Including Legislation to Force Guns Into Places of Worship, Allow More People to Have Guns in Schools, and Legalize Access to Firearms for Children

During the 2023 Legislative Session, Following Advocacy By Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers, Dangerous Gun Legislation Failed to Pass, Including Identical Bill to Force Guns into Sensitive Places JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  In the first few days…
January 12, 2024

Joined by Everytown’s Monisha Henley, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers, Governor Lujan Grisham Announces Strong Gun Safety Package to Curb Gun Violence in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, issued the following statements after joining New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico…
January 10, 2024

Everytown for Gun Safety Applauds House GVP Task Force for Filing Discharge Petition on the Keep Americans Safe Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety released the following statements applauding Representative DeGette and the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for filing a discharge petition on the Keep Americans Safe Act — legislation that would prohibit the importation,…
January 10, 2024

TODAY: Nearly 200 South Carolina Lawmakers, Moms Demand Action Volunteers, and Gun Violence Survivors Gathered at the South Carolina State House for Advocacy Day to Demand the Passage of Common Sense Gun Reform During the 2024 Legislative Session

Live footage of the press conference is available HERE. COLUMBIA, SC. –  Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, today held their advocacy day for the 2024 legislation session.  At…
January 9, 2024

As Tennessee Lawmakers Gavel In For 2024 Legislative Session, Gun Safety Advocates Call on Lawmakers to Finally Act to Prevent Gun Violence 

Following the End of Special Session In August Without Any Common Sense Gun Reform Legislation, Volunteers Ready to Advocate for A Safer Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of…
January 9, 2024

Deadly Shooting in Cloquet Highlights Need for Continued Action on Gun Violence Prevention in Minnesota

CLOQUET, Minn. — The Minnesota chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, issued the following statements in response to a shooting in Cloquet where two people were shot and…
January 9, 2024

As Florida Lawmakers Head Back to Session, Gun Safety Advocates Call on Lawmakers to Act on Gun Violence and Reject Efforts to Dismantle Gun Safety Laws Passed After the Shooting in Parkland 

Last Session, Florida Lawmakers and Governor DeSantis Enacted Permitless Carry, Despite The Majority of Floridians Opposing Efforts to Erode Common Sense Gun Reform TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of…
January 8, 2024

As Georgia Gavels In For 2024 Legislative Session, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers Call on Lawmakers to Pass Common Sense Reform to Protect Georgians Across the State

ATLANTA, GA. – 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 as the Georgia State Legislature gavels in for the upcoming legislative session. Georgia…
January 8, 2024

Iowa’s 2024 Legislative Session Begins Just Days After Mass Shooting at Perry High School; Lawmakers Need to Prioritize and Take Action on Gun Violence Prevention Measures

Iowa Legislators Return to Des Moines Just Four Days After Mass Shooting at Perry High School, Where a Sixth Grader Was Shot and Killed and Five Others Shot and Wounded  DES MOINES, IA — Today, the Iowa legislature convenes…
January 8, 2024

As Lawmakers Return to Olympia, We Must Build on Washington’s Progress In the Fight Against Gun Violence 

Today, lawmakers return to Olympia for the first time since last spring to convene for the legislative session. Last session, Washington became the tenth state to pass legislation to prohibit the sale and manufacturing of Assault Weapons, and saw other…
January 5, 2024

Everytown Responds to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s Resignation Announcement Ahead of Trial

WASHINGTON — Today, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre resigned from his role days before the start of the trial in Attorney General of The State of New York v. NRA, which centers on blockbuster allegations by New York Attorney General Letitia…
January 5, 2024

Everytown for Gun Safety Releases 2024 State Gun Law Rankings, Iowa Ranks 31 in the Nation for the Strength of its Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking for 2024 Releases Following School Shooting at Perry High School in Perry Iowa DES MOINES, IA – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety launched the updated “Gun Law Rankings” for 2024, an online tool and website that…
January 5, 2024

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to Newly Released Data from the White House Showing Over 500 Illegal Gun Purchases Prevented Through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

WASHINGTON — Today, after the White House released data showing the Justice Department has now successfully denied more than 500 illegal gun purchases by people under 21 years old, which was made possible by enhanced background checks process created…
January 5, 2024

Everytown for Gun Safety Releases 2024 State Gun Law Rankings, Arkansas now Ranks Last in the Nation for the Strength of its Gun Laws, Dropping from 49 to 50 in Rank

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety launched the updated “Gun Law Rankings” for 2024, an online tool and website that ranks all 50 states based on the strength of their gun laws and catalogs gun safety…

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.