CONCORD, N.H., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just before the 5 p.m. rally at City Plaza in Concord, aimed at holding Senator Kelly Ayotte accountable for voting against common-sense background checks legislation, John Cantin – a survivor of gun violence who was shot while trying to help his daughter before she was gunned down by her estranged husband in Manchester in October 2009 – is set to deliver a list of more than 6,000 names of people who have been murdered with guns since the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut to Ayotte's Manchester office.
What: Gun violence survivor to drop off a delivery at Senator Kelly Ayotte's office of more than 6,000 names of gun violence victims who have been murdered with guns since Newtown, in an effort to hold Ayotte accountable for opposing a tough-on-crime background checks bill that would help save lives.
Who: John Cantin, a local survivor of gun violence who was shot while trying to help his daughter before she was gunned down by her estranged husband in Manchester in October 2009.
Where: Senator Ayotte's Manchester Office
1200 Elm Street, Suite 2
Manchester, New Hampshire
When: Tuesday, June 18th at 3:30 p.m.
NOTE: John Cantin will then head directly to the rally from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.:
107 N. Main Street
Concord, New Hampshire
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