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

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;

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will participate in a campus roundtable 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.  The roundtable is 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. 


Campus Roundtable


Chapel Hill Town Councilman Lee Storrow

Peter Vogel, President of UNC-Chapel Hill Young Democrats


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

5:30 PM


The Old Well, UNC Campus

Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Erika Soto Lamb, or 646-580-5281
Center for American Progress: Katie Peters at or 202.741.6285

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns


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