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A Weekend of Tragedy: Shootings Across the Country Underscore Urgent Need for Continued Action on Gun Safety

This weekend saw a series of tragic shootings across the country — many of which were deadly. Early Saturday morning in Kentucky, seven people were shot and wounded outside of the Lexington Legends baseball stadium — just one of at least three shootings that took place across the city that night. On Sunday in Texas, three people […]

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Everytown to Supreme Court: NRA Affiliate’s Case Rests on Distorted Telling of History

NEW YORK, September 21, 2021 – Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today filed an amicus brief in the U. S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a case challenging the constitutionality under the Second Amendment of a New York law regulating the concealed […]

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Everytown Responds to NRA Bankruptcy Dismissal — An Unmitigated Disaster for the Gun Lobby

NEW YORK, May 11, 2021 — Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, hosted a press call today in response to Judge Harlin Hale’s dismissal of the NRA’s bankruptcy filing for lacking “good faith.”  The call featured John Feinblatt, President of Everytown for Gun Safety, Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action,and Justin […]

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After Mass Shooting in Boulder, Everytown Releases Statement, Witness Remarks Ahead of Senate Hearing on Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2021 –– Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements ahead of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on proposals to reduce gun violence. Robin Brule, a Moms Demand Action volunteer and survivor of gun violence whose mother was shot and killed in […]

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Days after Deadly Insurrection, Recent NRA Fundraising Letter Bragging about “Win[ning] Knock-Down Brawls on Capitol Hill” Is Revealed

January 12, 2021 – Just days after a violent pro-Trump mob breached the U.S. Capitol in an attempted coup that resulted in the deaths of at least five individuals including a Capitol police officer, an apparently recent direct mail letter from the NRA has been unearthed, which states, “only the NRA has the strength to […]

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Armed Anti-Social Distancing Protests May Have Spread Virus Widely

May 19, 2020 – According to new reporting by the Guardian, cell phone location data shows protesters attending the anti-social distancing demonstrations often traveled hundreds of miles to and from the protests––raising “the prospect that the protests will play a role in spreading the coronavirus epidemic to areas which have, so far, experienced relatively few infections.” Reports […]

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Armed Intimidation Never Has A Place In Political Debates – Especially During A Public Health Crisis

NEW YORK, May 13, 2020 –Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statements after reports of open threats to police and graphic threats of violence against Governor Gretchen Whitmer in advance of a Michigan Capitol rally scheduled for Thursday. Heavily […]

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Gun Extremists Flock To Capitol to Intimidate Michigan Lawmakers in the Midst of a Pandemic

Yesterday, armed protesters, including members of the Michigan Militia and Michigan Proud Boys, attended a demonstration at the Michigan Capitol intended as a protest of the stay-at-home orders that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to Michigan Advance’s reporting, “cries to fire Whitmer and expand gun rights […]

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Trump administration does NRA’s bidding when making potentially harmful decisions about public land, wildlife policy

January 24, 2020 – According to a new report in The Guardian, emails show that the Trump administration has consistently done the NRA’s bidding when making potentially harmful decisions about public land and wildlife policy ––despite ethics prohibitions on giving “preferential treatment to any private organization.” This coordination comes after the NRA “spent roughly $30 […]

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