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University of Indiana Students Demand Action to End Gun Violence On Six-Year Anniversary of Virginia Tech Massacre, Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

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Center for American Progress and Mayors Against Illegal Guns to Release New Study of Student Opinions on Gun Violence Prevention

Students Support Bipartisan Legislation Ahead of Important Upcoming Senate Vote To Expand Background Checks and Close the Loopholes that Allow Criminals to Get Guns; www.DemandAction.org

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Indiana students in Bloomington and Lafayette will participate in gun violence prevention events organized in conjunction with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Campus Progress Action on the six-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech Massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in which 32 were killed and 30 more were injured. These events are part of a number of events taking place at college campuses throughout the country today to support commonsense gun law reforms that will save lives and protect communities.

On Tuesday, the Center for American Progress and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will also release a new survey of student opinions on the issue of gun violence prevention.

These events are taking place just days ahead of an important U.S. Senate vote on bipartisan legislation by Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Pat Toomey that would close the loopholes that allow criminals to get guns by requiring background checks for commercial gun sales – including at gun shows, online and via classified ads. 

Bloomington


What:            

Gun violence prevention awareness event

Who:              

College Democrats and Gerald Goodwin, graduate student

When:             

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


12:00 Noon

Where:            

IU Campus Gates, 750 East Kirkwood Avenue

Lafayette        


What:      

Gun violence prevention awareness event

Who:        

President of College Democrats

When:       

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


10:00 AM

Where:       

Purdue Stuart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette

CONTACTS
Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Erika Soto Lamb, esotolamb@rabengroup.com or 646-580-5281
Center for American Progress: Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6285

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns



RELATED LINKS
http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

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