Everytown for Gun Safety says six states enacted new restrictions on firearms for domestic abusers. Five of those states have Republican governors.
Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety is claiming another round of success in new firearms restrictions passed on the state level, Politico reports. Much of that came with the support of Republicans and signatures of Republican governors. Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee and Utah all passed new restrictions on firearms for domestic abusers. Only Louisiana has a Democratic governor. According to a new “report card” from Everytown, that brings the total to 23 of states that have enhanced the laws around domestic abusers since 2013.
Everytown also declares victory in gun lobby losses, noting that 17 out of 18 states rejected bills to allow guns in schools and 14 of 16 states rejected bills to allow guns on college campuses. The report card tracks 20 of 22 states that didn’t pass bills that would have eliminated requirements for permits to carry guns, a top priority for the National Rifle Association. “The NRA counts as ‘wins’ bills that lower permitting fees for veterans, allow people to hunt on Sundays and create an official NRA license plate,” says the report card. “Don’t be misled into thinking these bills are losses for the gun safety movement; they aren’t.”