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July 14, 2020

Fatal Portland Shootings A Reminder That Gun Violence – Which is Up Significantly in Portland this Month – Continues to Impact Black and Brown Oregonians at Disproportionate Levels

Last Thursday, a Black man, whose family has identified him on social media as Dominique Dunn, was shot and killed in the parking lot by a man who ambushed Dunn and his group of friends while…
July 14, 2020

Everytown Victory Fund to Spend at Least $1 Million to Flip Minnesota State Senate to Gun Sense Majority in 2020; Target Dozens of House and Senate Districts in 2020

For the Second Year in a Row, the Minnesota Senate Refused to Even Consider House-Passed Background Check and Red Flag Bills Backed by Gov. Tim WalzEverytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Also Unveiling New Digital Ad…
July 14, 2020

NRA Loses in Court, Faces Potentially Explosive Public Trial

The NRA lost its request for a preliminary injunction to stop the New York Department of Financial Services from initiating enforcement proceedings against the NRA with respect to its failed Carry Guard insurance product. This means…
July 13, 2020

Everytown Statement on Trump Doing Gun Lobby’s Bidding, Endangering U.S. Troops by Lifting Ban on Overseas Silencer Sales

 A Former Gun Industry Lobbyist Working for the Trump Administration Helped Convince the White House to Lift a Bush-Era Ban on Sales of Silencers to Overseas Buyers “That Was Intended to Protect U.S. Troops from Ambushes”Members of Everytown’s Veterans Advisory…
July 13, 2020

Debunking 4 Myths About Gun Violence Happening in Cities in Recent Weeks

In recent weeks, an increase in gun violence in cities has made national headlines. So, too, have politicians’ attempts to blame this increase on Black Lives Matter protests and gun safety laws.In reality, the pandemic has exacerbated existing circumstances that…
July 10, 2020

Gun Owners “Express Dismay” over the NRA’s Silence on Police Violence

According to a new report by The Trace, the NRA “styles itself as a bulwark for liberty and an essential check on state power, but its interest in confronting government abuses comes to a hard stop…
July 9, 2020

Salon: The NRA’s silence on police violence is deafening — and its officials’ attacks on Black victims are even worse.

According to a new report from Salon, the “National Rifle Association has been conspicuously silent on police violence amid weeks of nationwide demonstrations, despite [falsely] calling itself the ‘America’s longest-standing civil rights…
July 9, 2020

Resources for Covering Recent Gun Violence in North Carolina

This week has seen several shootings across North Carolina, including five shootings in Greensboro that left several people shot and wounded and a 16-year-old shot and killed. Below are resources and statistics for covering gun violence…
July 8, 2020

Iowa City Rolls Back Gun Safety Ordinance Due to Dangerous Preemption Law Passed by Republican Legislature

Yesterday, in a 5-2 vote, the Iowa City City Council repealed a gun safety ordinance it put in place in 2011 prohibiting guns in local government buildings and on public transportation. The repeal was necessary to…
July 8, 2020

Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for Signing Legislation to Require Body-Worn Cameras and Increase Police Accountability

The New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement after New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Senate Bill 8, legislation…
July 8, 2020

Paterson Mayor, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Mass Shooting in Paterson, New Jersey

Mayor Sayegh and the New Jersey 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 mass shooting in Paterson, New…
July 8, 2020

Holiday Weekend Shootings A Reminder That Funding Missouri Violence Intervention Programs More Important Than Ever

Amid a pandemic that has exacerbated the root causes of gun violence and created unprecedented challenges for community-based violence prevention groups, several cities across the country experienced spikes in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend. In …
July 8, 2020

Arizona Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Fatal Police Shooting of Arizona Man Sitting Inside Parked Car

PHOENIX  — The Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s volunteer networks, today released the following statement after reports that James Porter Garcia, a 28-year-old…
July 6, 2020

Holiday Weekend Shootings a Deadly Reminder of Daily Toll of Gun Violence

Amid surging gun sales, and after months of lockdown as the U.S. continues to grapple with the coronavirus crisis, cities across the country experienced spikes of gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend. These shootings were a sobering reminder…
July 6, 2020

Sixth-Grader Shot and Killed Hours After Attending Anti-Violence Cookout in the District

On Saturday, an 11-year-old boy was shot and killed in Southeast D.C., in the seventh gun homicide to happen in the first four days of July, according to the Washington Post. Davon McNeal was hit by a…
July 5, 2020

Illinois Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Mass Shooting in Chicago

The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, today released the following statement in response to a mass shooting at a large outdoor gathering Saturday…
July 1, 2020

Fatal Shooting of Sioux Falls Man Tragic Reminder That South Dakota’s Gun Violence Continues Amid the Pandemic

On Monday, Tracy Saboe, a 40-year-old man, was shot and killed in his home by a man who thought the home belonged to a man who allegedly had assaulted someone in the shooter’s family. Saboe and the shooter…
July 1, 2020

Texas Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting of Merci Mack

Merci Mack is at Least the 13th Trans Person to be Shot and Killed Nationwide This Year, Everytown Research Shows DALLAS — The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots…
July 1, 2020

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Respond to New FBI Data Suggesting Americans Bought 2.3 Million Guns in June

Continued Surge in Gun Sales Increases Risk of Gun-Related Domestic Violence, Daily Gun Violence, Unintentional Shootings, and Gun SuicideWhen Americans Learn About Surge of Gun Sales, Their Support for Gun Safety Laws SurgesNEW YORK — Today,…
July 1, 2020

Elections Have Consequences: Virginia’s Gun Safety Laws Go Into Effect Following Historic Election and Legislative Session

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund was the Largest Outside Spender in Virginia’s 2019 Elections, Spending $2.5 Million to Flip Virginia’s General AssemblyEverytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund Will Invest $60 Million in…
June 30, 2020

Georgia Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Karen Handel’s Remarks on Rep. Lucy McBath and Jordan Davis

ATLANTA — The Georgia chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots networks, today released the following statements in response to newly released footage showing Georgia Republican…
June 30, 2020

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Rep. Rosa DeLauro for U.S. House

Rep. Rosa DeLauro is a Gun Sense Champion Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in CongressNEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro for Congress in Connecticut’s 3rd congressional district. She has…
June 30, 2020

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Senator Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is a Gun Sense Champion Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in CongressNEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Senator Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, after receiving the…
June 30, 2020

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Rep. Murphy, Rep. Demings, Rep. Deutch, and Rep. Shalala for U.S. House

Reps. Murphy, Demings, Deutch, and Shalala are Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in CongressNEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy for Congress in Florida’s 7th congressional district,…

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.