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Apr 01, 2014, 12:03 ET Media Advisory: Florida Mayors, Gun Violence Survivors, Gun Owners and Moms To Gather at the State Capitol Wednesday to Support Local Authority Over Guns; Oppose Arming Teachers

A broad coalition of Florida mayors, gun violence survivors, gun owners, and moms will gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Tallahassee on...


Mar 08, 2014, 10:18 ET Charleston Mayor Danny Jones Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Voices Strong Opposition To HB 317, Aggressive Rollback Of Public Safety Laws

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones came out in strong opposition to HB 317 today, an aggressive rollback of public safety laws. As the legislative session...


Mar 04, 2014, 11:46 ET Georgia Mayors Against Illegal Guns Strongly Oppose HB 875, Aggressive Rollback Of Public Safety Laws

Twelve Georgia mayors came out in strong opposition to HB 875 today, one of the most aggressive rollbacks of public safety laws of its kind. HB 875...


Feb 12, 2014, 11:16 ET New Analysis Breaks Down 44 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook Tragedy; Moms Ask Congress To Heal Their Broken Hearts And Urge Action On Safer Gun Laws

Today, Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns released an analysis of school shootings in America since Newtown. The analysis can be...


Feb 12, 2014, 07:00 ET As Valentine's Day Nears, Moms Ask Congress To Heal Their Broken Hearts And Urge Action On Safer Gun Laws

Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been at least 44 school shootings – 13 in the first six...


Jan 30, 2014, 07:40 ET New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns, National Bipartisan Coalition Of Mayors Committed To Reducing Gun Violence

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the national bipartisan coalition of mayors across the United States...


Jan 28, 2014, 11:32 ET Mayors Against Illegal Guns And Moms Demand Action Release "State Of The Gun Violence Prevention Movement" Video

In advance of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, two of the country's leading and newly merged gun violence prevention...


Jan 21, 2014, 04:57 ET Statement From Moms Demand Action Regional Manager Who Was In Lockdown During Shooting At Purdue University Today, The 35th School Shooting Since Newtown

In response to a school shooting today at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in which one student was killed, Mayors Against Illegal Guns...


Jan 15, 2014, 01:33 ET Statement From Mayors Against Illegal Guns On The Gun-Related Provisions In The FY2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Mayors Against Illegal Guns today released the following statement from Chairman John Feinblatt on the FY2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill introduced...


Jan 15, 2014, 01:12 ET Statement From Mayors Against Illegal Guns On United States V. Castleman

Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear United States v.Castleman, which will decide whether tens of thousands of convicted domestic abusers who are...


Dec 19, 2013, 08:07 ET Mayors Against Illegal Guns And Moms Demand Action To Join Forces, Unite A National Movement To Protect Communities And Save Lives

Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today announced their merger into a nationwide movement of Americans...


Dec 18, 2013, 04:23 ET Statement Of Support From New Jersey Mayors Against Illegal Guns For Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

New Jersey Mayors Against Illegal Guns released the following statement today in response to the criticism from a member of the National Rifle...


Dec 12, 2013, 12:00 ET Mayors Against Illegal Guns Releases New Investigation Showing High-Volume Private Sellers Are Transferring Tens Of Thousands Of Guns Online With No Background Checks

The bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition today announced the results of a major investigation into online gun sellers, finding that...


Dec 12, 2013, 11:35 ET No More Silence: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns Honor Newtown Anniversary with Over 50 Events in More than 35 States

On Saturday, December 14, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will gather at over 50 events in more than 35...


Nov 21, 2013, 05:25 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Alaska Undermines Gun Background Check System By Failing To Submit Records On Dangerously Mentally Ill

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Nov 21, 2013, 05:24 ET The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Wyoming Undermines Gun Background Check System By Failing To Submit Records On Dangerously Mentally Ill

Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass background checks conducted by licensed firearm dealers, many...


Nov 21, 2013, 05:20 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Vermont Undermines Gun Background Check System By Failing To Submit Records On Dangerously Mentally Ill

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Nov 21, 2013, 05:17 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows South Dakota Undermines Gun Background Check System By Failing To Submit Records On Dangerously Mentally Ill

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Nov 21, 2013, 05:12 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Oklahoma Undermines Gun Background Check System By Failing To Submit Records On Dangerously Mentally Ill

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Nov 21, 2013, 05:04 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Mississippi Undermines Gun Background Check System by Failing to Submit Records on Dangerously Mentally Ill

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Nov 21, 2013, 04:55 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Hawaii Undermines Gun Background Check System By Failing To Submit Records On Dangerously Mentally Ill

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Nov 21, 2013, 04:51 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Nebraska Undermines Gun Background Check System by Failing to Submit Records on Dangerously Mentally Ill

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Nov 21, 2013, 03:28 ET Twenty Years After U.S. Requires Gun Background Checks, New FBI Data Shows Information Gaps Still Allow Criminals To Get Firearms

The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the law that requires gun buyers to pass...


Oct 30, 2013, 08:26 ET Media And Event Advisory: Domestic Violence Survivors And Advocates To Call On Congress To Pass Background Checks To Save Women's Lives

Domestic violence survivors and advocates from across the country will come together on Wednesday, October 30 in Washington, DC to urge Congress to...


Oct 28, 2013, 03:47 ET Domestic Violence Survivors And Advocates Fly-In To Call On Congress To Pass Background Checks To Save Women's Lives

Domestic violence survivors and advocates from across the country will come together on Wednesday, October 30 in Washington, DC to urge Congress to...