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April 18, 2014

NRA, Watch Out: Meet Bloomberg’s Supermom Secret Weapon

Via The Good Fight Listen here: For two long decades, gun safety reform was a nonstarter. And then came the Newtown massacre. Outrage swept the country. Politicians vowed to act.
April 17, 2014

We Will Fight the NRA With Common Sense

By Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts, via CNN A year ago on Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have helped fix our nation’s gun laws by requiring background checks on…
April 16, 2014

MUST WATCH: Shannon Watts and Michael Bloomberg introduce Everytown for Gun Safety on the Today Show

Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts discuss the state of the gun violence prevention movement and introduce Everytown for Gun Safety on the Today Show.
April 2, 2014

Statement on Shooting at Ft. Hood From Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statements in response to the shooting at Ft. Hood today in which four people were killed (including the shooter by his own hand)…
February 24, 2014

Moms Demand Action and Facebook in Talks to Stop the Facilitation of Gun Sales to Minors and Dangerous People Online

Moms Reveal Gun Sold Via Facebook to 15-Year-Old Who Took Gun to School, Another Example of Easy Access to Guns on Its Platforms Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America issued a statement today on the latest developments…
February 21, 2014

Facebook and Instagram in Talks With Gun Reform Advocates Seeking to Ban Gun Sales on Social Sites

By Clare O’Connor, Forbes Two of the country’s most influential gun control groups are in talks with Facebook’s legal team in an effort to see gun sales banned on the world’s largest social network and…
February 21, 2014

Smart Guns Protect America

By Shannon Watts, via USA Today New technology will keep the weapons out of the hands of children and criminals. Gun violence is a public health crisis in America. Each day, 33 Americans are murdered…
February 15, 2014

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts Responds to Verdict in Trial of Jordan Davis’s Killer; Jordan’s Mother, Lucia Mcbath, Is National Spokesperson

We are saddened and disappointed that the jury in the trial of Jordan Davis’s killer was unable to reach a full verdict. Our hearts are with Jordan’s family as they learn that they will have to bear another trial…
May 8, 2013

Keep Your Flowers on Mother’s Day, I Want My Rights

This Mother’s Day, eight American mothers will wake up having lost a child to gun violence the day before. Another eight mothers will go to bed having lost their children to gun violence on Mother’s Day.
April 3, 2013

Inside the Beltway: Aiming at the NRA

While it is not surprising that an organization driven by profit would stop at nothing to boost the sales of the products it promotes, the NRA leadership’s suggestion that an armed guard be stationed in ‘every single school’ across America…