Montana Gun Owners To Hold Handgun Practice Shoot On Saturday To Discuss Gun Safety, Urge Senator Baucus To Support Common-Sense Background Checks

Hunters, Shooters, Second Amendment Supporters Have Invited Senator Baucus to Join Practice Shoot to Discuss Gun Violence Prevention and Second Amendment Rights

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79 Percent of Montanans – and 82 Percent of Gun Owners Nationally – Support Comprehensive, Tough-On-Crime Background Checks

BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gun owners will gather in Bozeman on Saturday for a handgun practice shoot to discuss gun safety and urge Senator Max Baucus to join them in support of common-sense background checks that will help keep guns out of the wrong hands. The group has invited Senator Baucus to join them and hopes to have a conversation with him about how gun violence prevention and Second Amendment rights go hand in hand.

Polls have found that 79 percent of Montanans support common-sense background checks.  Additionally, 82 percent of gun owners nationwide – including 74 percent of NRA members – support this tough-on-crime measure.  

Currently, it remains far too easy for criminals, domestic abusers, people with severe mental illnesses and other dangerous individuals – people who know they can't pass a background check – to skirt the law and obtain guns by purchasing them online or at gun shows, where background checks are not required under federal law. Bipartisan legislation sponsored by NRA A-rated Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey—and supported by a majority of U.S. Senators— would have closed this dangerous loophole by extending background checks to commercial gun sales. But Senator Baucus was part of a minority of senators who voted to block this sensible legislation. 

Events details are below:

Bozeman

What:
Montana Gun Owners to Hold Practice Shoot Saturday in Bozeman to Urge Senator Baucus to Support Common-Sense Background Checks

Where:    
Greenway Range at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, 410 North Black, Bozeman, 59715

When:  
Saturday, 10 AM-12 PM

Note for media: The handgun practice shoot will begin around 10:30 after a short safety demonstration beginning at 10:15.

About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 1,000 mayors from across the country. The coalition has more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making it the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. Co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Mayors Against Illegal Guns 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 www.MayorsAgainstIllegalGuns.org  

MEDIA CONTACTS
Jack Warner: jwarner@maig.org or 914-575-1090

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