Hoosiers To Protest Senator Dan Coats For Voting Against Background Checks On Saturday

Apr 19, 2013, 11:25 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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

Coats Voted Against Commonsense, Life-Saving Solution Supported by 89 Percent of Indiana Voters; www.DemandAction.org.

INDIANAPOLIS, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced today that concerned Hoosiers, along with members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Obama for America, will gather Saturday for a "Shame on You" protest against Senator Coats who voted with the Washington gun lobby and against the 89 percent of Hoosiers who support commonsense, life-saving background checks for all gun sales. 

This week Senator Coats 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 Coats' Office
Who:  Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Obama For America, and concerned Hoosiers
When: Saturday, April 20 at 12 Noon
Where: Senator Coats' Office, 10 West Market Street

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 www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

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