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In 2013, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America came together to tackle our shared goal of ending gun violence. Since then, we have combined the best minds in research, policy, litigation, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to grow Everytown for Gun Safety into a movement of nearly 10 million supporters.

A group of students wearing bullet proof vests and Students Demand Action shirts stand in front of a sign that says Don't Look Away with the Capitol building in the background during an event in Washington, DC in June 2022


  • President Biden Signed into Law the First Major Gun Safety Bill in 26 Years

    The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, a historic gun safety, mental health, and school safety bill, is the first major federal gun safety law to pass Congress in nearly 26 years. Fifteen Republican Senators joined all 50 Senate Democrats in supporting this lifesaving legislation, and President Biden signed it into law on June 25, 2022.
  • Don’t Look Away Campaign

    Following tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund announced a new $400,000 ad buy across the country urging senators to take action and reach a deal on gun safety measures. The Don’t Look Away campaign was accompanied by rallies on Capitol Hill, led by Everytown, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action.
  • Eight Years of Wear Orange

    Along with hundreds of thousands of Americans, more than 1,500 partner organizations, influencers, corporate brands, elected officials, and landmarks joined in the Wear Orange campaign. Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund also announced 10 new grants totaling $100,000 to support 10 unique Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design grant projects in communities across the country that are disproportionately impacted by gun violence.
  • New York Signs Comprehensive Gun Safety Package

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a gun safety bill package to address a wide range of gun safety issues. The package includes bills to require microstamping on handguns, strengthen the state’s extreme risk and firearm purchase permit laws, prohibit high capacity magazines, and create a statewide code of conduct for firearm dealers, among others.
  • Nevada Divests from Businesses Involved in Manufacturing or Selling Assault Weapons

    Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine announced that the State of Nevada would divest from any business that profits from the sale or manufacture of assault-style weapons. The announcement came as the nation continued to reel from the recent mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo—perpetrated with assault rifles—and as gun violence continued to devastate Nevada communities every day.
  • Thousands of Students Walk Out, Calling on Lawmakers to Take Action

    Students Demand Action organized thousands of students to hold walkouts at over 200 schools in at least 34 states across the country and the District of Columbia to call on lawmakers to pass common sense gun safety measures, in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
  • States Address Ghost Guns

    Across the country, states—including California, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington—passed legislation that would prohibit the sale or possession of ghost guns. Illinois also passed House Bill 4383, a law that ensures all firearms are serialized, which would better allow law enforcement to trace firearms used in crimes.
  • States Show Support for Community Violence Intervention

    States including Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington allotted millions of dollars in their budgets for community-based violence intervention programs. Minnesota also passed legislation that included establishing a Local Community Innovation Grants program, which would support data-informed and community-centered local violence intervention efforts.
  • Executive Actions on Police Reform

    President Joe Biden signed executive actions on the two-year mark of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis Police. The actions will direct all federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies, create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct, use grants to encourage state and local police to tighten restrictions on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, and more.
  • 1,000+ Gun Sense Candidate Distinctions Awarded by May

    The Gun Sense Candidate distinction is a signal to Everytown and Moms Demand Action’s over eight million supporters, volunteers, and voters across the country that a candidate will govern with gun safety in mind, if elected. Awarding 1,000 distinctions by May represents a record pace for the program.
  • Gun Safety Wins Up and Down the Ballot

    Gun Sense Candidates and gun safety champions won primary elections up and down the ballot in Idaho, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
  • State Legislatures Adjourn with Defeat of Multiple Dangerous Gun Bills

    In Alaska, Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee, lawmakers failed to advance several dangerous policies to weaken gun laws. These bills included legislation tied to Shoot First; permitless carry; and lowering the age requirement for carrying a concealed, loaded handgun in public.
  • Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Ghost Guns Rule

    In a major win for gun violence prevention, the rule will require ghost guns to be treated like the deadly weapons they are. The final rule updates the definitions of “firearm” and “frame or receiver” to cover kits and components easily assembled into untraceable ghost guns.
  • Manufacturer Tied to Gun Trafficking Has License Revoked

    Amid a lawsuit brought by Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the ATF issued a notice of license revocation to J.A. Industries, a gun manufacturer tied to gun trafficking.
  • Historic Federal Investment in Combating City Gun Violence

    President Biden announced his proposed budget for FY2023 with a specific focus on addressing city gun violence by calling for a historic $500 million investment in community violence intervention programs, split between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Vermont Passes Comprehensive Gun Safety Bill

    Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law S. 4, a comprehensive bill to address the “Charleston Loophole,” strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence, reaffirm avenues for medical professionals to protect their patients in crisis and their communities, and more.
  • Several Gun Safety Bills Signed into Law in Washington

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed three gun safety bills into law—HB 1705, legislation prohibiting ghost guns; HB 1630, legislation prohibiting firearms in public gatherings including school board meetings, voting centers, and other offices related to the electoral process; and SB 5078, legislation to prohibit high capacity magazines.
  • Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

    President Joe Biden signed a funding bill into law that included a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. In a major win for gun safety, it includes a provision that requires the federal government to notify relevant state, local or tribal law enforcement when a convicted domestic abuser lies on a background check in an attempt to illegally buy a gun.
  • Gun Violence Prevention Featured in State of the Union Address

    President Joe Biden highlighted background checks, repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and other commonsense, life saving measures in the State of the Union Address. Since coming into office, the Biden-Harris administration has shown their commitment to make our communities safer and reduce gun crime.
  • Support for New York’s Landmark Gun Industry Accountability Law

    Everytown for Gun Safety, Brady, Giffords Law Center, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the Rohan Levy Foundation, and two leading New York violence intervention advocates filed an amicus brief in support of New York’s landmark gun industry accountability legislation. The law created a new pathway for victims, their families, and the state of New York to hold actors in the gun industry accountable for their role in fueling the epidemic of gun violence that is ravaging communities across New York.
  • Nationwide Task Force to Combat Shoot First Laws

    Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action announced a new nationwide task force of state legislators to combat Shoot First laws and double down on efforts to restore self-defense laws in states. The task force began with more than 20 members from more than 19 states.
  • Sandy Hook Settlement Holds Gun Industry Accountable

    Nine families of people shot and killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut reached a $73 million settlement in their lawsuit against Remington, a gun manufacturer which made the firearm used in the shooting.
  • Congressional Letter to YouTube on Ghost Gun Instructional Videos

    The letter, which followed an Everytown Support Fund investigation, demands answers on why dozens of videos showing how to make ghost guns remain on YouTube.
  • Demand a Seat Kicked Off Second Cohort

    Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action kicked off the second cohort of Demand a Seat participants, with more than 100 volunteers and gun violence survivors joining the program. Demand a Seat is a bipartisan national program to recruit and train grassroots volunteers and gun violence survivors to run for elected office and work on campaigns.
  • Launch of GovGrant Navigator

    Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in partnership with the Community Justice Action Fund, launched a new web resource designed to help nonprofits, state and local governments, hospitals, school districts, researchers, and more navigate the complex federal grant landscape.
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Expands

    To honor National Gun Violence Survivors Week, the coalition added 10 new co-chairs, including mayors of New York City, Kansas City, and Tampa. They represent the first new co-chairs Mayors Against Illegal Guns has had since its founding in 2006.
  • Our Fourth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week

    Taking place February 1-7, thousands of survivors came together to share their stories on the Moments That Survive story wall and on social media. Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers also hosted nearly 100 events across the country.
  • Launch of Gun Law Rankings

    Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund unveiled a new online tool that shows the direct correlation between a state’s gun laws and the state’s rate of gun deaths. The analysis in the Everytown Gun Law Rankings concludes that states with strong gun safety policies have lower rates of gun violence, while states with weaker gun laws have higher rates of gun violence.
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  • Be SMART Program Reaches Two Million Students Nationwide

    In 2021, the program achieved several significant milestones, with more than two million student households receiving information about secure storage from their school districts; 18 hospital systems incorporating Be SMART into their physician training and patient education resources; and 15 law enforcement systems, reaching over seven million homes, disseminating information about secure storage.
  • Growth of Students Demand Action

    In just four years, Students Demand Action has grown to include nearly 450 groups across the country who have organized thousands of student volunteers to build a grassroots movement, host national summits, work on state legislative campaigns, support local city gun violence initiatives, and participate in electoral work in 2021. Students continue to lead this movement to keep their peers, their schools and their communities safe.
  • Latinx Engagement

    In 2021, Everytown became the first national gun violence prevention organization that dedicated specific resources working with Latinx communities. A newly created department, Latinx Leadership and Engagement, began work to highlight gun violence’s disproportionate impact on the community. The Latinx Engagement team works to support our movement expansion with Latinx communities and to create culturally relevant programs and partnerships.
  • Supporting Gun Violence Survivors

    The Everytown Support Fund allocated nearly $70,000 in grants to assist 501(c)(3) organizations that work to support survivors of gun violence by offering victim services and elevating survivor voices in communities hardest hit by gun violence.
  • Addressing Domestic Violence

    Everytown Support Fund distributed funds to 15 local and state domestic violence prevention organizations. Each grantee—which has a demonstrated track record of supporting victims and communities of Black, Indigenous, and people of color—received a $10,000 grant for general operating expense support to help address the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence.
  • Building Local Capacity

    Everytown Support Fund’s Community Training Institute partnered with Cure Violence, the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention, Local Initiative Support Corporation, the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Urban Peace Institute to deliver hyperlocal capacity-building workshops to fuel the implementation of promising gun violence prevention strategies.
  • States Address Police Violence

    More than a dozen states—including California, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Washington, and Wisconsin—have taken steps to address police violence by passing laws that limit the use of dangerous tactics and require transparency and independent investigations of use-of-force incidents.
  • States Invest in Local Violence Intervention

    State leaders and local governments from across the country—including in Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey and Illinois—allocated a record of more than $1 billion for local violence intervention and prevention programs.
  • Gun Safety Across States

    State governments passed more than 30 gun safety laws and blocked dozens of attempts by the gun lobby to weaken gun laws.
  • Build Back Better Act Moves Closer to Becoming Law

    The House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, moving this historic legislation a critical step closer to becoming law. Among other things, the Build Back Better Act will make historic investments in community violence intervention programs focused on preventing gun violence.
  • Our First National Gun Violence Survivor Summit

    More than 300 gun violence survivors from 44 states and Washington, D.C. gathered for the two-day virtual summit, hosted by the Everytown Survivor Network.
  • Voter Outreach

    Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers took more than 100,000 campaign actions in support of Gun Sense Candidates nationwide.
  • 18 Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected

    These newly elected Moms Demand Action volunteers join the 43 Moms Demand Action volunteers who ran for office and won their races in 2020, including Rep. Lucy McBath in Georgia’s 6th congressional district and former volunteer Marie Newman in Illinois’ 3rd congressional district.
  • Gun Violence and School Safety

    Amidst an increase in back-to-school gun violence, Everytown, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action volunteers shared new school safety recommendations with the Biden-Harris Administration and advocated with the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers on a comprehensive plan to end gun violence in schools.
  • Launch of Demand a Seat

    Everytown Victory Fund announced Demand a Seat, a national program that will invest $3 million in recruiting and training hundreds of grassroots volunteers and gun violence survivors to run for local, state, and federal office and to work on campaigns. The first cohort of more than 100 participants included dozens of gun violence survivors.
  • Everytown Supporters Drove Nearly 100,000 Comments on ATF’s Proposed Ghost Guns Rule

    The proposed rule would update the definitions of “firearm” and “frame or receiver” to cover kits and components easily assembled into untraceable ghost guns.
  • Our Largest Gun Sense University Ever

    More than 2,200 volunteer leaders and gun violence survivors gathered virtually to learn from each other, celebrate our successes, and prepare for the work that lies ahead.
  • Launch of Everytown Community Safety Fund

    Everytown Support Fund launched the Everytown Community Safety Fund, committing $25 million to the effort over five years by providing grantee organizations across the country with financial support, peer networking, and capacity-building.
  • Launch of Everytown Law Fund

    The fund, backed by an initial $3 million commitment from the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, is an effort designed to support impact litigation that can help advance gun violence prevention. Open to smaller and mid-sized law firms, solo practitioners, and non-profit legal projects, the fund seeks to address the impact of gun violence on disproportionately affected communities, including Black, Latinx, and other communities of color.
  • New York Legislative Success for Gun Violence Survivors

    In New York, lawmakers passed a first-of-its-kind law to allow victims of gun violence to seek justice for negligent, unreasonable and, in some cases, illegal conduct perpetrated by the gun industry—an industry that for years has been shielded from litigation by a federal law called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”). The new law gives New Yorkers an opportunity to hold reckless gun companies accountable for their irresponsible actions.
  • Everytown Law Wins in Ohio

    A group of parents represented by Everytown Law scored an important win for school safety across the state when the Ohio Supreme Court struck down their school district’s program arming teachers with minimal training. Siding with the parents who had challenged the program, the court ruled that longstanding Ohio law requires comprehensive training for any school employee who carries a gun in school.
  • New Partnerships and Marking Five Years Since Pulse

    To mark five years since the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Everytown partnered with QLatinx, The LGBT+ Center Orlando, the OnePulse Foundation, Equality Florida, Equality Federation Institute and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to outline solutions to help prevent gun violence.
  • Seven Years of Wear Orange

    Along with hundreds of thousands of Americans uniting around the call to end gun violence, more than 1,000 partner organizations, influencers, corporate brands, elected officials, and national landmarks joined in the Wear Orange campaign. Additionally, more than 330 events and activities took place in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Launch of Initiative to Accelerate Learning about Alternative Dispatch Programs

    Everytown Support Fund partnered with What Works Cities to convene an eight-week learning initiative dedicated to alternative dispatch, a crisis response model in which civilians—such as mental health and social service professionals—respond to select calls for service.
  • Expansion of Gun Sense Candidate Distinction Program

    Everytown Action Fund awarded 550 general election candidate distinctions—three times the number awarded in the last off-year election in 2019.
  • If Anything Happens I Love You

    Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund was an early partner and financial supporter of the Netflix film If Anything Happens I Love You, a powerful animated short showing the devastating grief caused by gun violence. The film won Best Animated Short at the 2021 Academy Awards, where Everytown was mentioned in the acceptance speech.
  • The Gun Violence Memorial Project in Washington, D.C.

    The exhibition, led by architecture firm MASS Design Group and artist Hank Willis Thomas in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and Purpose Over Pain, is a tribute and memorial to the thousands of lives taken by gun violence in America. It features four houses built of 700 glass bricks, each house representing the average number of lives taken due to gun violence each week in America with bricks containing remembrance objects of people taken by gun violence.
  • President Biden’s Executive Actions on Gun Safety

    In April, President Biden announced life-saving executive actions to eliminate the market for ghost guns, address city gun violence and gun trafficking, and more. Later in the year, the Biden-Harris Administration announced additional cross-agency executive actions on suicide prevention and a robust Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention Strategy.
  • Congress Passes Legislation for Background Checks

    The U.S. House passed H.R. 8, bipartisan legislation to require background checks on all gun sales. It also passed legislation to address the Charleston loophole, a loophole in federal law that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check has not been completed within three business days.
  • Congress Addresses Police Violence

    The U.S. House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, legislation to address police brutality, racial profiling, and other fundamental problems that plague law enforcement agencies across the country.
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  • Electoral Success

    Americans elected Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris as our next president and vice president. Calling gun violence a public health epidemic, the Biden/Harris administration will be the strongest gun safety ticket in American history.
  • Volunteers Elected to Office

    35 Moms Demand Action volunteers won races up and down the ballot, including former employee and volunteer Rep. Lucy McBath in Georgia’s 6th congressional district and former volunteer Marie Newman in Illinois’ 3rd congressional district. Volunteers have also won elected office in states including Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
  • Voter Outreach

    Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers made more than 3.7 million calls and texts to voters in 2020.
  • Registering Voters

    Our volunteers helped register more than 100,000 voters.
  • Gun Sense Majority: Arizona

    Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund and Action Fund announced Gun Sense Majority: Arizona, a plan to spend at least $5 million in the Grand Canyon State to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot in state and federal races.
  • Washington Pushes for Gun Violence Prevention

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee approved funding for city gun violence prevention programs. The budget signing comes on the heels of Gov. Inslee signing into law Senate Bill 6288, legislation to establish the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.
  • Student-Led Virtual Field Offices

    Everytown launched a $1.5 million, student-led effort to register 100,000 young voters through virtual field offices—mobilizing people where they are during the pandemic.
  • Gun Sense Majority: Texas

    Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund and Action Fund announced Gun Sense Majority: Texas, a plan to spend at least $8 million to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot in Texas.
  • Second Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week

    Over 1,000 survivors of gun violence shared their stories during the second annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week.
  • Virginia General Assembly Passes Gun Safety Bills

    Following the gun safety victory in Virginia’s state election, the Virginia General Assembly passed a slate of gun safety bills, including Extreme Risk legislation.
  • Everytown Represents in Court

    Everytown Law represented Kansas City, MO in suit against a gun manufacturer, dealers, and alleged traffickers for contributing to local gun violence.
  • Electoral Program for 2020

    Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund announced plans to spend at least $60 million on the 2020 elections. This was double what was spent during the 2018 elections and more than any gun safety opponent, including the NRA, reported spending on the 2016 elections.
  • Hundreds of Gun Sense Candidates Elected

    Everytown helped elect hundreds of candidates up and down the ballot who will champion strong gun safety laws, including Lucy McBath, Marie Newman, and Mark Kelly.


  • Gun Safety Sweep in Virginia’s Elections

    Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund was the largest outside spender in Virginia’s state election, investing $2.5 million and flipping both chambers of the legislature, creating a Gun Sense Majority.
  • Launch of the Gun Violence Memorial Project

    The Gun Violence Memorial Project launched at the Chicago Architecture Biennial Chicago, in partnership with MASS Design and Purpose Over Pain. The memorial is a space of remembrance and healing for individuals impacted by gun violence.
  • Everytown Wins in Court

    Everytown Law won a major federal court ruling in August that overturned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ refusal to produce data from its firearms tracing database that Everytown Law asked for in a Freedom of Information Act request. The decision was the first in the nation to determine that the ATF could not withhold firearms trace data by using a gun lobby-backed law known as the Tiahrt Rider.
  • Our First Presidential Gun Sense Forum

    Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action hosted a Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. With less than a week’s notice, 16 Democratic presidential candidates and former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined about 700 members of the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund.
  • 2,000 Volunteers Gather

    Nearly 2,000 Moms Demand Action volunteers, Students Demand Action volunteers, and members of the Everytown Survivor Network gathered in Washington, D.C. for our annual conference, Gun Sense University, and were together when we heard the news of the mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart. Volunteers quickly organized a march to the Capitol to demand that Congress pass meaningful gun safety legislation.
  • Five Years of Wear Orange

    During Wear Orange, which happened in conjunction with the fifth annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, more than 2,500 partner organizations, influencers, corporate brands, and elected officials united around a call to end gun violence. At least 13 presidential candidates, 34 U.S. Senators, and 148 U.S. House Members took part in Wear Orange. Additionally, more than 850 events took place across the country, with at least one in every state.
  • Funding for CDC and NIH Research into Gun Violence

    The House passed legislation to provide $50 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to research the root causes of gun violence and solutions that could prevent it.
  • Gun Safety Laws in Pittsburgh

    In the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, the City of Pittsburgh passed a package of gun safety laws. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team signed on to defend the City of Pittsburgh in litigation resulting from its passage of gun violence prevention measures.
  • Colorado Enacts Red Flag Legislation

    Everytown and Moms Demand Action applaud the governor of Colorado for signing Red Flag legislation creating an Extreme Risk Protection Order, making Colorado the 15th state to empower family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily suspend a person’s access to guns when they pose a serious risk to themselves or others.
  • Background Check Legislation in New Mexico

    Everytown and Moms Demand Action celebrated the New Mexico governor’s signing of a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales.
  • Historic Bipartisan Background Checks Act Passes in the House

    The House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), which would require background checks on all gun sales. This was the first major piece of gun violence prevention legislation to pass either chamber of Congress in two decades.
  • Background Check Legislation in Nevada

    Everytown and Moms Demand Action applauded the governor of Nevada for signing into law legislation that will require background checks on all gun sales in the state.
  • National Gun Violence Survivors Week

    Everytown launched the inaugural National Gun Violence Survivors Week, which focused on sharing and amplifying the stories of gun violence survivors who struggle with the impact of gun violence every day. The centerpiece is Moments That Survive, a year-round digital storytelling site and campaign in which Americans across the country share defining details of their experiences, in their own words.
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Denver March for our Lives (Photo by Jack Dempsey)


  • Over 1,000 Gun Sense Candidates Elected

    Everytown helped elect over 1,000 “Gun Sense” candidates who will pass and enforce strong gun safety laws, including Lucy McBath, Jason Crow, Laura Kelly, Steve Sisolak, and Aaron Ford.
  • “Not One More” Voter Campaign

    Everytown launched “Not One More,” a voter motivation and mobilization campaign in 16 critical congressional districts reaching more than 12.7 million young people, women, and people of color. The Gun Safety candidate prevailed in 15 of the 16 districts.
  • Everytown Represents in Court

    In Ohio, Everytown represented several parents suing the Madison County school district to stop the arming of teachers without the full peace officer training required by state law and without adequate transparency to the community.
  • Everytown Represents in Court

    Everytown signed on as co-counsel to defend the city of Boulder, Colorado, which passed a law prohibiting assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines, and bump stocks, and raising the minimum age for all gun purchases to 21.
  • Everytown Represents in Court

    On behalf of the city of Missoula, Everytown sued the Attorney General of Montana, who had blocked enforcement of Missoula’s ordinance closing the background check unlicensed sale loophole. The trial court ruled in Missoula’s favor, allowing the public safety ordinance to be enforced.
  • Everytown Represents in Court

    In Florida, Everytown represented several cities and local elected officials challenging the punitive aspects of the state’s firearms preemption law.
  • March for Our Lives

    Everytown helped manage over 850 ‘March for Our Lives’ events around the world—2.5 million people attended.
  • Launched Gun Sense Candidate Distinction Program

    Everytown launched the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction Program—more than 3,000 candidates across 48 states received the distinction and pledged to vote on the side of gun safety if elected to office.
  • Students Demand Action is Formed

    Following the Parkland school shooting in February, Everytown doubled down on investment in Students Demand Action.
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  • Victory in Virginia

    In the NRA’s home state of Virginia, Everytown invested over $2 million, and helped get out the vote, and swept five gun safety candidates into office on Election Day.
  • Victory in Rhode Island

    After a three-year fight, Rhode Island governor signed a bipartisan bill, backed by Everytown, to help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Rhode Island became the eighth state in 2017 to enact a law to help keep guns away from domestic abusers.
  • Three Years of Wear Orange

    On the third annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, more than 215,000 people participated online, helping #WearOrange trend nationally on social media. Corporate brands and nonprofits amplified the #WearOrange message of safety and responsibility, and supporters attended rallies across the country, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Business Buys In

    Everytown and Moms Demand Action applauded Facebook for bolstering efforts to end unlicensed gun sales arranged on its platforms.
  • NRA-backed Lawsuit Fails to Advance in U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an NRA-backed lawsuit, allowing San Diego’s concealed carry permitting standards to stay intact—thus dealing a blow to the NRA’s push to overturn strong local and state standards.
  • New Jersey Addresses Domestic Violence

    Everytown and Moms Demand Action celebrated the New Jersey governor’s signing of a bill to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, kicking off a series of state legislative domestic violence wins in 2017.
  • Open Carry Prohibition Stands in Florida

    Gun safety won in the courts for the third time in 2017, as the Florida Supreme Court upheld Florida’s Open Carry prohibition.


  • Gun Safety Ballot Initiatives Pass on Election Day

    Voters in three states—Nevada, California, and Washington–approved gun safety ballot initiatives on Election Day.
  • Everytown at the Democratic National Convention

    Advocates of gun violence prevention took the stage for over 25 straight minutes of programming on gun safety at the 2016 Democratic National Convention including Everytown’s Erica Lafferty and Lucy McBath.
  • Disarm Hate

    Leader Pelosi and other House members rallied with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network for common-sense gun laws to #DisarmHate.
  • Victory in Tennessee

    Tennessee led the country in adopting “NICS Denials” legislation supported by Everytown to alert law enforcement when people with dangerous histories try to buy a gun and fail a background check.
  • Wear Orange Grows

    In 2016, Wear Orange grew eightfold: more than 300 noteworthy individuals, brands, and organizations answered the call, taking to social media to show their support. Over 150 key buildings and landmarks turned orange. The #WearOrange message echoed globally, reaching millions in a single day.
  • Victory in New Mexico

    New Mexico’s governor signed a bipartisan bill backed by Everytown, ensuring that records of people legally prohibited from possessing guns are submitted to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
  • Victory in Florida

    Together with 200,000 in-state supporters, Everytown and Moms Demand Action applauded the defeat of NRA-backed Stand Your Ground expansion, guns on campus, and open carry bills in the Florida Legislature.
  • Victory in Texas

    After the state’s new open carry law took effect, the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action successfully urged 600 businesses to prohibit the open carry of handguns in their establishments.
  • Facebook Prohibits Unlicensed Gun Sales

    Everytown’s two-year campaign and conversations with Facebook culminate in the company’s decision to prohibit all gun sales by unlicensed sellers on Facebook and Instagram.
  • President Obama Announces Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

    Standing alongside members of the Everytown Survivor Network at the White House, President Obama announced executive actions to reduce gun violence, including a clarification of which gun sellers are “engaged in the business” and must be licensed and conduct background checks.
A group of people smile at a Wear Orange event. Some hold up signs for the loved ones they've lost to gun violence.


  • “End Gun Violence” PSA

    Everytown teamed up with Spike Lee to create an “End Gun Violence” PSA for ABC and ESPN’s Christmas Day basketball coverage. The PSA featured NBA stars, Grammy-nominated artist Andra Day, and gun violence survivors from the Everytown Survivor Network.
  • Launch of the Creative Council

    Founded and chaired by Julianne Moore, the Everytown Creative Council launched, bringing together over 100 artists and celebrities committed to ending gun violence.
  • Meeting with President Obama

    Mike Bloomberg met with President Obama at the White House to discuss strengthening the national background check system and other existing gun laws through executive action.
  • South Carolina Addresses Domestic Violence

    Everytown applauded the governor of South Carolina for signing a life-saving domestic violence bill that prohibits abusers convicted of serious domestic violence crimes from possessing guns.
  • States Pass Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

    Alabama, Delaware, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington all passed laws protecting victims of domestic violence in 2015.
  • Inaugural Wear Orange

    Everytown spearheaded the “Wear Orange” campaign, which reaches more than 220 million people online on the first annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
  • Background Check Legislation in Oregon

    Everytown helped the Oregon legislature pass a law requiring criminal background checks on all gun sales.
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  • Background Check Legislation in Washington

    Everytown scored a key victory with the passage of ballot initiative I-594 in Washington State, which requires background checks on all gun sales, including at gun shows and on the Internet.
  • Minnesota Addresses Domestic Violence

    Everytown for Gun Safety helped Minnesota pass a law to help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Washington passed these laws in 2014.
  • Founding of Everytown for Gun Safety

    Mayors and moms, supported by everyday Americans of all stripes, launched Everytown for Gun Safety.
  • Moms vs. Facebook

    Moms convinced Facebook to take steps to limit illegal gun sales on its platforms.
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  • Mayors Meets Moms

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action merged.
  • Moms vs. Starbucks

    Moms Demand Action convinced Starbucks to put families first and keep guns out of its stores.
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Grows

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns reached 1.5 million grassroots supporters.
  • Background Check Legislation in Colorado

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns led a successful Colorado campaign to adopt a law requiring background checks for all gun sales—one of four states to do so after Newtown.
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Advises President Obama

    President Obama announced a plan to reduce gun violence, issuing executive actions recommended by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
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  • The Beginning of Moms Demand Action

    Stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts launched Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in response to the Newtown shooting.
  • Legislative Success Addressing Suicide Risk among Service Members

    At Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ urging, Congress repealed an NRA-backed provision prohibiting military commanders from talking to service members at risk of suicide about guns.


  • Landmark Investigation of Illegal Guns

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a landmark undercover investigation exposing illegal gun sales flourishing online.
  • Congress and Background Checks

    Congress introduced legislation that would require background checks for gun sales after Mayors Against Illegal Guns started a national campaign to fix gun checks.


  • NRA’s Concealed Carry Legislation Fails

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns defeated the NRA’s top legislative priority, which would have forced every state to recognize every other state’s concealed carry permits.


  • Helping Crack Down on Illegal Guns

    Congress repealed limits on law enforcement’s access to gun trace data, a critical tool for cracking down on illegal guns—a top Coalition priority.
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  • Founding of Mayors Against Illegal Guns

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg, Boston Mayor Menino, and 13 other concerned mayors co-founded Mayors Against Illegal Guns.