Faith Leaders, Gun Violence Survivors, Veterans, And Gun Reform Advocates To Host Roundtable Demanding Action On Gun Violence From Senators Chambliss And Isakson

Apr 10, 2013, 16:57 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Coalition Continues to Call on Congress for Commonsense Gun Laws;


ATLANTA, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country, will join with faith leaders, gun violence survivors, veterans, and gun safety advocates for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET at The Temple Sinai. With momentum building on Capitol Hill to pass commonsense gun laws, roundtable participants will call on Senator Isakson and Senator Chambliss to support the new bipartisan Manchin-Toomey legislation that will expand background checks.

WHO:  -Rabbi Elena Perry
-Gun safety advocates, veterans, gun violence survivors and faith leaders

WHAT:  Roundtable discussion calling on Senators Chambliss and Isakson to support commonsense gun laws

WHENThursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:  The Temple Sinai
5645 Dupree Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

About Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 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

Christina Freundlich: or 314-302-0602
Erika Soto Lamb: or 646-580-5281

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