LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns:
Mothers, children and others who have been affected by gun violence will gather in Las Vegas Friday to raise gun violence awareness. They will deliver Mother's Day cards to Senator Dean Heller, who voted against life-saving background checks. Recent independent polls have found that 90 percent of Nevadans support background checks for all buyers.
Last month Senator Heller was among those who voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by NRA A-rated Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns.
Nevadans can sign a Mother's Day card urging Senator Heller to take action on gun violence here.
In addition, to mark Mother's Day, Roxanna Green, whose nine year-old daughter Christina-Taylor Green was killed in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting, released a video message. Link to the video here.
Event details are below.
What: Mothers and children deliver Mother's Day Cards to Senator Heller
Who: Local activist and concerned mother of four Leisa Moseley, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and concerned citizens
Where: Lloyd D. George Federal Building, 333 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas
When: Friday, May 10 at 4 PM
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 950 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 Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, 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
SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns