NASHUA, N.H., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns:
New Hampshire mothers, children and others who have been affected by gun violence will gather in Nashua Friday to raise gun violence awareness. They will deliver Mother's Day cards to Senator Kelly Ayotte, who voted against life-saving background checks. Recent independent polls have found that 89 percent of New Hampshire voters support background checks for all buyers.
Last month Senator Ayotte was among those who voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by NRA A-rated Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns.
New Hampshire voters can sign a Mother's Day card urging Senator Ayotte to take action on gun violence here.
In addition, to mark Mother's Day, Roxanna Green, whose nine year-old daughter Christina-Taylor Green was killed in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting, released a video message. Link to the video here.
Event details are below.
What: Mothers and children deliver Mother's Day cards to Senator Ayotte's Nashua office
Who: Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Granite State Progress and concerned Granite Staters
Where: Senator Ayotte's Nashua Office: 1444 Main Street, Nashua
When: Friday, May 10 at 12:00 p.m.
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 950 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
SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns