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February 17, 2016

Everytown, West Virginia Moms Criticize Senate Committee’s Passage of Gun Lobby Legislation to Break Down Concealed Carry Permit System

Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of House Bill 4145 Flies in the Face of New Polling Showing that 84 Percent of Likely Voters in West Virginia Favor Requiring Permits to Carry Concealed Handguns in Public…
February 17, 2016

Everytown, Georgia Moms: Bill to Force Guns Onto College Campuses That Passed House Committee Today a “Dangerous Capitulation to the Gun Lobby”

ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, tonight released the following statement in response to the passage of HB 859—after it was snuck through the House…
February 16, 2016

Moms Demand Action Thanks Trader Joe’s for Announcing Responsible Gun Sense Policy Following Petition

Trader Joe’s Reaffirmed Its Commitment to Gun Sense “In Light of Recent Customer Feedback”; More than 30,000 Concerned Shoppers Signed a Petition Created by Moms Demand Action Asking Trader Joe’s to Stop Allowing Guns in Stores NEW YORK –…
February 16, 2016

Tragic Shooting in Plymouth Demonstrates Need for Stronger Gun Violence Prevention Measures in Minnesota

Late Friday night in Plymouth, Minnesota, 28-year-old Trisha Nelson was shot and killed by her fiancé while sitting in her car on the way home from a bar. Later, after an exchange of gunfire with police, the shooter was found…
February 16, 2016

Today at the Capitol: Wisconsin Moms Urge Lawmakers to Oppose Dangerous Guns in Schools Bill

Assembly Bill 846/Senate Bill 589 Would Allow Guns in K-12 Schools MADISON, Wis. – Today, volunteers with the Wisconsin chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, will meet with…
February 12, 2016

Arizona Moms Respond to School Shooting at Independence High School That Left Two Students Dead

Independence High School Shooting is Seventh School Shooting in 2016; 167th School Shooting Since 2013 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Arizona chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the…
February 12, 2016

ICYMI: Trifecta of Major Women’s Mags Feature Gun Violence in March Issues

In case you haven’t caught up with reading the latest issues of some of the country’s biggest women’s publications, you may have missed the latest features on women and guns in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Glamour. This trifecta of…
February 12, 2016

Oregon Moms, Gun Violence Survivors Applaud House Judiciary Committee for Voting in Support of New Gun Safety Bill

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the House Judiciary Committee for voting in support of…
February 12, 2016

North Dakota Moms Demand Action Responds to Fatal Shooting of Fargo Police Officer

Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty Responding to Domestic Violence Report Recent Everytown and Major Cities Chiefs Research Found that 52 Percent of Law Enforcement Homicides Committed by People Prohibited from Having Guns BISMARCK, N.D. –…
February 11, 2016

Michigan Moms Respond to School Shooting at Muskegon Heights High School

Muskegon Heights High School Shooting is Sixth School Shooting in 2016; 166th School Shooting Since 2013 LANSING, Mich.— The Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to…
February 11, 2016

Maryland Moms Demand Action Responds to Fatal Shooting of Two Sheriff’s Deputies in Abdingdon

Longtime Deputies Killed in the Line of Duty in Incident at Shopping Center Recent Everytown and Major Cities Chiefs Research Found that 52 Percent of Law Enforcement Homicides Committed by People Prohibited from Having Guns HYATTSVILLE, Md. –…
February 11, 2016

Maine Moms Demand Action Announces Hiring of Key Campaign Staff for Maine Background Check Initiative, Opens Three Offices

PORTLAND – Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, a coalition of moms, law enforcement officials, gun violence survivors and gun owners, today announced that it has made two key hires to lead the November initiative to require criminal background…
February 10, 2016

Everytown and Cosmopolitan Partner on “Singled Out” Campaign to Expose How Weak Gun Laws Put Single Women at Risk and Empowering Them to Shut Down Gun Lobby Myths

NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety today announced the launch of Singled Out, a new campaign in partnership with Cosmopolitan, exposing how dangerous loopholes in gun laws put single women at risk. As part of…
February 10, 2016

Today at Statehouse: Michigan Moms Testify in Opposition to Bill That Would Fund Gun Lobby Lawsuits Against Michigan Cities at Taxpayer Expense

House Bill 4795 Would Allow the Gun Lobby to Sue Local Governments for Enforcing Reasonable Public Safety Laws and Force Michigan Taxpayers to Foot the Bill LANSING, Mich. – Today, volunteers with the Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action…
February 9, 2016

State Legislature Doing Favors for the Gun Lobby, Punishing Michigan Cities and Michigan Taxpayers

Tomorrow, the Michigan House Local Government Committee will consider HB 4795, a bill that, if enacted, would line the pockets of the gun lobby by giving the NRA and other out-of-state special interest groups the power to sue local governments…
February 9, 2016

Alabama Moms Respond To Unintentional Child Shooting In Irondale

2016 #NotAnAccident Index Reveals 27 Unintentional Child Shootings with 15 Injuries and 12 Deaths Birmingham, AL. – The Alabama chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today…
February 8, 2016

Everytown, West Virginia Moms Criticize House of Delegates Passage of Gun Lobby Legislation to Dismantle Concealed Carry Permit System

Vote on House Bill 4145 Comes Just Days after Release of New Poll Showing that 84 Percent of Likely Voters in West Virginia Favor Requiring Permits to Carry Concealed Handguns in Public CHARLESTON, W.Va. –…
February 5, 2016

Everytown Statement on Virginia Domestic Violence Legislation Proposed by Governor McAuliffe and Gun Lobby

Virginia Senate Bill 49/House Bill 1391, Up for Vote in Coming Days, Leave a Dangerous Loophole in Place; Do Not Include Explicit Language Requiring Convicted Domestic Abusers to Surrender their Guns NEW YORK – With a vote expected in…
February 5, 2016

Everytown, West Virginia Moms Release New Poll Showing that 84 Percent of West Virginians Oppose Gun Lobby Push to Dismantle Concealed Carry Permit System

HB 4145, Up for Vote in Coming Days, Would Allow Dangerous People to Carry Hidden, Loaded Handguns in Public with No Training Whatsoever CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Ahead of a vote in the coming days on legislation that would dismantle West…
February 4, 2016

Virginia Gun Violence Survivors, Moms Deliver More Than 3,000 Petition Signatures to Governor McAuliffe Urging Him to Reconsider Dangerous Deal with Gun Lobby

RICHMOND, Va. – Today, Virginians Andy and Barbara Parker, whose daughter Alison was shot and killed on live television in August, other Virginia gun violence survivors and members of the Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in…
February 4, 2016

Today at Statehouse: Oregon Moms, Gun Violence Survivors Testify in Support of New Gun Safety Bill, Urge Lawmakers to Vote Yes

House Bill 4147 Will Strengthen Oregon’s Background Check System by Closing the “Charleston Loophole” and Alerting Law Enforcement When Dangerous People Try to Buy a Gun and Fail a Background Check PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, volunteers with the Oregon chapter…
February 2, 2016

The Show Me Your Guns State

This week Missouri legislators are moving quickly to consider two dangerous bills that would effectively force universities and colleges to allow guns on campus. If the Missouri legislature acts to pass either of these bills, Missouri would become one…
January 29, 2016

Everytown and Moms Demand Action Applaud Facebook’s Groundbreaking Decision to End All Unlicensed Gun Sales Arranged On Its Platforms

Facebook Decision Follows Previous Everytown Research Exposing How Online Gun Sales Put Guns in Dangerous Hands, Moms’ Campaigns to Make Social Media Safer for Children, and Months of Conversation Between Everytown and Facebook Leaders New Investigation by Everytown, ‘…
January 29, 2016

Virginia Gun Violence Survivors Speak Out Against Governor McAuliffe’s Decision to Weaken the Commonwealth’s Gun Laws

Survivors of Gun Violence, Including Andy Parker, Express Disappointment in Governor McAuliffe Following His Decision to Rollback Virginia’s Gun Laws RICHMOND, Va. – In response to Governor McAuliffe’s announcement this afternoon that Virginia would begin recognizing all out-of-state concealed carry…

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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.