Mayor Gloria Chavez of Tijeras, Family Members Killed by Gun Violence, Will Attend the State of the Union with Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham
More than 120 Survivors and Family Members in DC as Part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Demand A Plan Campaign; www.DemandAPlan.org
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexicans affected by gun violence will be part of more than 120 survivors and family members in Washington this week as part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Demand A Plan campaign for common-sense gun law reforms that will help end the gun violence that kills 33 Americans every day. Survivors and family members are coming from 21 states and Washington, DC.
Mayor Gloria Chavez, who has lost two cousins, a brother and another family member to gun violence, will attend the State of the Union with Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham. Chavez is the mayor of Tijeras and is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition.As part of their meetings with members of Congress this week, survivors and family members will advocate for legislation that will:
- Require every gun buyer to pass a criminal background check
- Get military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines off our streets
- Make gun trafficking a federal crime.