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May 17, 2019

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman in Cleveland

Claire Legato is at Least the Third Trans Person Shot and Killed Nationwide This Year; All Three Were Black Women CLEVELAND, Ohio.— The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun…
May 16, 2019

Sen. Wyden Questions Whether NRA Tax-Exempt Status Should Be Revoked As WaPo Columnist E.J. Dionne Calls NRA Leaders “Racketeers” and “Swindlers”

Multiple NRA board members are calling for NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s resignation amid new revelations about his lavish spending of NRA member dues, questionable financial transactions benefiting NRA executives and insiders, and…
May 16, 2019

Vermont Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Vermont House for Passing Legislation to Establish Waiting Periods on Gun Purchases

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the Vermont House of Representatives for passing S 169, legislation that would establish a 24-hour waiting period…
May 15, 2019

Another NRA Board Member Calls for Wayne LaPierre’s Ouster as NPR Reports NRA Has Frozen Employee Pension Plan amid Poor Finances

Another NRA board member has joined Lt. Col. Allen West, an NRA board member and former U.S. Representative in calling for NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s resignation. The calls came after press reports about NRA LaPierre’s lavish…
May 15, 2019

NYT: New Docs Suggest Wayne LaPierre Helped Negotiate Oliver North’s $1M Contract; NRA’s Advocacy and Political Arm Allegedly Being Kept Afloat by More Than $200M in Cash Transfers from NRA Foundation

A new report by the New York Times’ Danny Hakim pulls the curtain back even further on the NRA’s questionable financial transactions and apparent self-dealing. According to a previously unreported letter from former NRA President Oliver North to the…
May 15, 2019

Alabama Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Alabama House Committee For Passing Bills That Would Dangerously Expand Stand Your Ground

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following response after the Alabama House Local Legislation Committee voted to advance HB 535 and…
May 15, 2019

Why are lawmakers failing to take action on gun safety legislation that would help save lives?

Last week, the state Senate announced three gun safety bills stalled in the Senate Executive Committee. The legislation would require a purchase permit for all gun sales, prohibit assault weapons and limit large-capacity magazines. Until recently, the outlook for…
May 15, 2019

New Jersey Moms Demand Action, Everytown Celebrates Gun Sense Victory as Christine Mcgrath Wins Verona Town Council Race in New Jersey

NEW YORK – The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, today applauded the election of gun sense champion and Moms Demand Action volunteer Christine McGrath…
May 15, 2019

New Study: Responsible Gun Storage Could Mean Fewer Child and Teen Gun Deaths

On Monday, JAMA Pediatrics released a new study on preventing gun deaths in young people in America. The study estimates that if more adults in households with children and teens responsibly stored their guns, it could result in…
May 15, 2019

Minnesota Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Lawmakers Strengthen Background Checks on Gun Sales

On Tuesday, a Minnesota law enforcement coalition urged the public safety omnibus bill conference committee to include language expanding background checks on gun sales in its final report. The letter came as the committee considers whether to adopt…
May 15, 2019

Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action Applaud Senator Kamala Harris for Elevating Issue of Gun Violence Prevention in 2020 Campaign

NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statement in response to Senator Kamala Harris’s plan to prohibit the importation of all…
May 15, 2019

Hate Crime Shooting Survivor, Everytown for Gun Safety Applaud Reintroduction of Disarm Hate Act in Congress to Prohibit People Convicted of Misdemeanor Hate Crimes From Possessing or Purchasing Guns

Bill Reintroduction Comes Just Weeks after Poway Synagogue Shooting on April 27th and More Than Six Months after Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting In an Average Year, More than 10,300 Hate Crimes in the United States Involve a Firearm—More than…
May 15, 2019

New York Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud New York Senate For Passing Legislation to Prohibit Undetectable Guns

NEW YORK — The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded New York Senate for the passage of S. 1414, legislation that would prohibit undetectable guns from…
May 15, 2019

Minnesota Moms Demand Action, Everytown Criticize Public Safety Conference Committee for Initial Vote Rejecting Gun Safety Measures

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized an initial party line vote by a public safety conference committee rejecting background checks and Red…
May 14, 2019

NRA Board Member and Former Congressman Allen West Calls for Wayne LaPierre’s Resignation

In the latest sign that the dam is breaking at NRA headquarters, NRA board member and former Florida Republican Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West released a statement today calling for NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre to resign his position…
May 14, 2019

Florida Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Gun Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Florida Department of Law Enforcement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded after Florida Carry, a gun rights organization, filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Law…
May 14, 2019

New Hampshire Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee for Advancing Gun Safety Legislation

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 Senate Judiciary Committee for advancing legislation to prevent gun violence. The legislation passed by…
May 14, 2019

New Polling: Eight in Ten Vermonters Support Waiting Periods on Gun Purchases

S. 169 Would Establish a 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Purchases Polling Comes as Session Closes on Friday, Making This Week the Last Chance for Lawmakers to Send S. 169 to the Governor MONTPELIER, Vt. — Everytown for…
May 13, 2019

Louisiana House to Hear Bill That Could Increase Gun Violence in Places of Worship

On Tuesday, the Louisiana House will hear HB 235, a bill that would further expand Stand Your Ground laws in houses of worship. Though the bill purports to protect churchgoers, it would increase the potential for violence in houses…
May 9, 2019

California Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Governor Newsom For Significant Increase in Funding For the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program

In Revised Budget Unveiled Today, Governor Newsom Increased Funding for the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program to $27 Million The California Chapter of Moms Demand Action and a Coalition of More Than 30 Organizations Across the State Called…
May 9, 2019

Florida Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, Everytown Slam Governor Desantis For Signing Bill That Will Arm Teachers

Florida Legislature Voted to Advance the Bill Despite Statewide Opposition From Educators, Veterans and Survivors of Gun Violence and Evidence That Arming Teachers Is a Risky Idea Many of the Largest School Districts Across the State Have…
May 8, 2019

Connecticut Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Connecticut House For Passing Gun Storage Legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, applauded the Connecticut House of Representatives for passing HB 7223, which would require owners of pistols and revolvers to…
May 8, 2019

New Yorker/The Trace Uncovers New Self-Dealing Among NRA Executives, Contractors

Another New Yorker/The Trace investigation has uncovered more examples of self-dealing among NRA insiders and NRA vendors than have been previously reported. According to reporter Mike Spies, a memo written by half a dozen NRA accountants and presented to…
May 8, 2019

Everytown, Moms Demand Action Applaud Senator Bob Casey, Representative Dwight Evans for Introducing Legislation That Would Provide Resources to Survivors of Gun Violence

Each Day in the U.S., 100 People Are Shot and Killed, Totaling More Than 36,000 Deaths Annually; About 100,000 More Americans Are Wounded by Guns Each Year In a Recent National Poll, 58 Percent 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.