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April 16, 2019

Sheriff in The Hill: Sheriffs must uphold our laws, not decide them

As states across the country continue to pass gun safety laws, some sheriffs in several states have recently declared their intention not to enforce their state gun laws. In an op-ed in The Hill, Sheriff Michael Reese of…
April 16, 2019

Indiana Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Indiana Senate Passage of Two Gun Bills That Would Bring New Risks into Indiana Schools

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the Indiana Senate passed: House Bill 1651, a bill that would open a broad…
April 16, 2019

New Polling: 81 Percent of Maine Voters Support Life-Saving Red Flag Legislation

Polling Comes Ahead of Hearing on LD 1312, also Known as Red Flag Legislation Red Flag Legislation Empowers Family and Law Enforcement to Temporarily Remove Guns From Someone Who Poses a Risk of Harming Themselves or Others AUGUSTA, Maine…
April 15, 2019

Colorado Is the Latest State to Embrace Gun Safety After Electing a Gun Sense Majority in 2018

On Friday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed Red Flag legislation creating an Extreme Risk Protection Order, making his the 15th state to empower family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily suspend a person’s access to guns…
April 15, 2019

Montana Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Montana Senate Passes Dangerous Bill That Would Allow Schools to Arm Teachers

HB 567 Would Allow any Employee to Become a School Marshal and Carry a Firearm on School Property HELENA, Mont. – The Montana chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,…
April 12, 2019

Victory for Gun Sense: Colorado Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Governor Jared Polis for Signing Extreme Risk Protection Order Legislation

DENVER ― The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded Governor Jared Polis for signing HB19-1177, legislation that will empower family members and law enforcement officers to ask…
April 11, 2019

Arizona Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Defeat of Dangerous Legislation That Would Have Allowed Loaded Guns in School Parking Lots

PHOENIX — The Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Arizona Senate for voting down a bill that would have allowed loaded guns in public school parking…
April 11, 2019

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Launches $100,000 in Digital Ads Focused on U.S. House Representatives Following House Passage of VAWA

Last Week, U.S. House Voted 263-158 to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Bipartisan Legislation that Includes Provisions to Disarm Domestic Abusers and Provide Law Enforcement Important Tools to Intervene When Domestic Abusers Try to Illegally Obtain Guns Facebook Ads…
April 11, 2019

Florida Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Senate Committee Advances Bill That Would Allow Teachers to be Armed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following response after the Florida Senate Appropriations…
April 11, 2019

Bakk: ‘I Support the Senate Considering Gun Safety Measures’

I wanted to make sure you saw Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Tim Bakk’s Op-Ed in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, in which Bakk declared his support for Senate hearings on gun safety measures. Bakk writes: “The bills getting the most…
April 11, 2019

North Dakota Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize North Dakota House Passage of Dangerous Gun Bill

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the North Dakota House of Representatives passed SB 2172, which as amended…
April 10, 2019

Delaware Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Introduction of Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the introduction of three bills in the Delaware General Assembly to prevent gun violence. The introduction comes…
April 10, 2019

$70 Million in Upcoming Grants: Dispatch Column Spotlights How Missouri Can Support Survivors of Gun Violence

On Sunday, Tony Messenger published a column in the St. Louis Post Dispatch detailing the aftermath survivors of gun violence often face in the wake of a shooting. Messenger spoke with Glenda Lay, a St. Louis-based…
April 9, 2019

Illinois Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Close Deadly Gaps in State Gun Laws

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement applauding the introduction of the Fix the FOID Act, which would close loopholes in…
April 9, 2019

Oregon Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Oregon House Judiciary Committee for Advancing Legislation to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Oregon House Judiciary Committee for advancing House Bill 2013, legislation that would help keep guns…
April 9, 2019

Oklahoma Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Senate Education Committee Passes Bill That Would Make it Easier to Arm Teachers

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following response after the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee voted to advance HB 2336, which would…
April 8, 2019

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Launches $200,000 Ad Campaign Urging Florida Legislature to Oppose Arming Teachers

HB 7093 /SB 7030 Would Allow Teachers to be Armed in Schools TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund today announced the launch of a $200,000 paid media campaign opposing HB 7093/SB 7030,…
April 8, 2019

Missouri Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Missouri House for Advancing Legislation to Arm Faculty and Allow Concealed Handguns on College Campuses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, criticized the Missouri House of Representatives for advancing HB 575, legislation that would allow colleges to arm faculty…
April 5, 2019

4 Days and Counting: The Pressure is on for Maryland Lawmakers to Pass Life-Saving Background Check Legislation

Monday will mark the end of the legislative session in Maryland and the last chance for lawmakers to advance HB 786, legislation to require background checks on all sales of rifles and shotguns in the state. Under current Maryland law,…
April 5, 2019

In A Stunning Rebuke to the NRA, 33 House Republicans Vote to Pass VAWA

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 263-158 in favor of H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that includes life-saving provisions to disarm domestic abusers and provide law enforcement important tools to…
April 4, 2019

Why Are Indiana Lawmakers Pushing to Roll Back Gun Laws That Protect Indiana Schools?

On Tuesday, the Indiana House of Representatives passed SB 119, legislation that would roll back state law to allow civilians to carry loaded handguns throughout Indiana’s K-12 schools. And as if that weren’t concerning enough, nearly identical language is now…
April 4, 2019

Victory for the Safety of Women: U.S. House Passes the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

Today, the House Voted 263-158 in Favor of H.R. 1585, Bipartisan Legislation That Includes Life-Saving Provisions to Disarm Domestic Abusers and Provide Law Enforcement Important Tools to Intervene When Domestic Abusers Try to Illegally Obtain Guns WASHINGTON– Everytown for…
April 4, 2019

Texas Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Texas Senate Passes Bill Expanding the Number of Armed Teachers in Schools

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following response after the Texas Senate voted to advance SB 244, which would increase the number…
April 4, 2019

New Hampshire Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud New Hampshire House for Passing Legislation to Prohibit Guns in K-12 Schools

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the New Hampshire House of Representatives for advancing HB 564, legislation that would keep guns out 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.