Arizonans To Protest Senator Jeff Flake For Voting Against Background Checks On Friday

Apr 19, 2013, 11:18 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Announces "Shame On You" Protest at Senator Flake's Office

Flake Voted Against Commonsense, Life-Saving Solution Supported by 90 Percent of Arizona Voters;

PHOENIX, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced today that survivors of recent mass shootings will gather Friday for a "Shame on You" protest against Senator Jeff Flake, who voted with the Washington gun lobby and against the 90 percent of Arizonans who support commonsense, life-saving background checks for all gun sales. 

This week Senator Flake was among those who voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns.

Event details are below.


What: "Shame on You" Protest at Senator Flake's Office

Who: Caren Teves, son Alex Teves killed in Aurora theatre shooting
Deborah Parker, daughter shot in Phoenix
Jose Guzman, son murdered during a robbery at a Subway sandwich shop

When: Friday, April 19 at 10:30 AM

Where: Senator Flake's Office, 2200 East Camelback Road, Suite 120           

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