'Everytown for Gun Safety' To Launch Today In Golden, Uniting Mayors, Moms, Gun Violence Survivors, Law Enforcement, Gun Owners And Other Coloradans To End Gun Violence

Golden Event is One of Ten Across the Country to Kick Off 'Everytown'; Group will Rally Americans to Join Fight to End Gun Violence that Kills 86 Americans Every Day

GOLDEN, Colo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Congress failed to pass legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, mayors, moms, gun violence survivors, law enforcement, gun owners and other Coloradans will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety,' a new gun violence prevention group.  Everytown will ask Americans to join the fight to reduce the gun violence that kills 86 Americans every day and affects every town – big cities and small towns alike. 

The event in Golden is just one of a number of events happening around the country today that will bring together local community leaders to speak out for common-sense gun laws that will reduce gun violence. 

What:

Mayors, moms, gun violence survivors, law enforcement, gun owners and other Coloradans will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety' a new gun violence prevention group



Who:

Speaking: 




  • Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan
  • Tom Sullivan is the father of Alex Sullivan, who was one of 12 people who were shot and killed during the July 20, 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting.
  • Karina Vargas is a gun violence survivor who was shot by a stray bullet in 2010 outside Central High School in Aurora. She is now paralyzed from the waist down.
  • Theresa Hoover is the mother of A.J. Boik who was killed during the July 20, 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting.
  • Dave Hoover is A.J. Boik's uncle. He's also a gun owner and has worked as a law enforcement officer in Colorado for more than 30 years.
  • Jennifer Hope is the Colorado Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.





When:

Today, April 16 at 11am MDT



Where:

Lions Park, Pavilion West


1300 10th Street


Golden, CO

About Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives.  Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 1.5 million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people.  At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded on the day after Newtown.  Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown

CONTACT

Kaitlyn Randol, kaitlynr@strategies360.com or 303-292-1222 x308

SOURCE Everytown for Gun Safety



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