Nevadans To Protest Senator Dean Heller For Voting Against Background Checks On Saturday

Apr 19, 2013, 18:32 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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

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Heller Voted Against Commonsense, Life-Saving Solutions Supported by 90 Percent of Nevadans;

LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced today that concerned Nevadans will gather with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, ProgressNow Nevada, Organizing for Action and veteran and gun owner Johnathan L. Abbinett on Saturday for a "Shame on You" protest against Senator Dean Heller, who voted with the Washington gun lobby and against the 90 percent of Nevadans who support commonsense, life-saving background checks for all gun sales. 

This week Senator Heller 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.

Las Vegas
What: "Shame on You" Protest on Senator Heller's Office
Who: Johnathan L. Abbinett, veteran and gun owner
Joel Bridgeman, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Nevada Field Director
Brian Fadie, Executive Director of ProgressNow Nevada Organizing for Action 
When: Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m.
Where: Senator Heller's Office, Lloyd D. George Building, 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016

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