Mayors Against Illegal Guns Will Release a New Ad and Research Findings on How Weak Gun Laws Turn Domestic Abuse into Murders;
April 2, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As national lawmakers are back in their home states and districts on recess, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is continuing its push for commonsense gun laws by highlighting the disturbing link between domestic violence and guns. The bipartisan coalition – along with the Center for American Progress in some states – is hosting events across the country featuring mayors, faith leaders, moms, law enforcement officials, gun violence survivors and family members of victims who will speak out about the need for comprehensive and enforceable background checks.
Roundtables and press conferences will be held in
In conjunction with these events, the coalition will also release new research findings and an ad featuring
, a gun owner and NRA member whose sister
was murdered in the
, spa shooting in
by her estranged husband.
List of events happening in
Wednesday, April 3
(all times local):
What: Anti-Domestic Violence Round TableWho:
Urban League President
, local supportersWhen:
Where: Urban League of
, 2135 South Hanna St.
What: Anti-Domestic Violence Round Table Who: Faith leaders, local supporters When:
Where: Penn Arts Building - 111 E. 16th Street
Event: Press Conference with Center for American ProgressWho: Center for American Progress President and CEO
, gun violence survivor Professor
, Moms Demand Action member
Where: Court House, 101 S Main St.
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in
, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 mayors from across the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by
New York City
, has united the nation's mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns. Learn more at
Erika Soto Lamb
SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns