Guns and Women: Events in Indiana To Focus on Role of Guns in Violence Against Women

Apr 02, 2013, 18:11 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns


Mayors Against Illegal Guns Will Release a New Ad and Research Findings on How Weak Gun Laws Turn Domestic Abuse into Murders;

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As national lawmakers are back in their home states and districts on recess, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is continuing its push for commonsense gun laws by highlighting the disturbing link between domestic violence and guns. The bipartisan coalition – along with the Center for American Progress in some states – is hosting events across the country featuring mayors, faith leaders, moms, law enforcement officials, gun violence survivors and family members of victims who will speak out about the need for comprehensive and enforceable background checks. 

Roundtables and press conferences will be held in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend.

In conjunction with these events, the coalition will also release new research findings and an ad featuring Elvin Daniel, a gun owner and NRA member whose sister Zina Daniel was murdered in the Brookfield, Wis., spa shooting in October 2012 by her estranged husband.

List of events happening in Indiana on Wednesday, April 3 (all times local):

Fort Wayne
What:   Anti-Domestic Violence Round Table
Who:    Urban League President and CEO Jonathan Ray, local supporters
When: 2:00 PM
Where: Urban League of Fort Wayne, 2135 South Hanna St.

What:   Anti-Domestic Violence Round Table
Who:    Faith leaders, local supporters
When:  1:00 PM
Where: Penn Arts Building - 111 E. 16th Street

South Bend
Event: Press Conference with Center for American Progress
Who:    Center for American Progress President and CEO Tom Perriello, gun violence survivor Professor Stephen Miller, Moms Demand Action member Stephanie Polito and Pastor Janice Sutter
When:  11:00 AM
Where: Court House, 101 S Main St.

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

Erika Soto Lamb: or 646-580-5281
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