University of Pennsylvania Students Demand Action to End Gun Violence On Six-Year Anniversary of Virginia Tech Massacre, Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Apr 16, 2013, 08:30 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Center for American Progress and Mayors Against Illegal Guns to Release New Study of Student Opinions on Gun Violence Prevention

Students Support Bipartisan Legislation Ahead of Important Upcoming Senate Vote To Expand Background Checks and Close the Loopholes that Allow Criminals to Get Guns;

PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia students will participate in a petition drive organized in conjunction with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Campus Progress Action on the six-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech Massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in which 32 were killed and 30 more were injured.  The petition drive is part of a number of events taking place at college campuses throughout the country today to support commonsense gun law reforms that will save lives and protect communities.

On Tuesday, the Center for American Progress and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will also release a new survey of student opinions on the issue of gun violence prevention.

These events are taking place just days ahead of an important U.S. Senate vote on bipartisan legislation by Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Pat Toomey that would close the loopholes that allow criminals to get guns by requiring background checks for commercial gun sales – including at gun shows, online and via classified ads. 


Gun violence prevention petition drive


University of Pennsylvania Young Democrats, students


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

4:00 PM


College Green, between 34th and 36th Streets and between Walnut and Spruce

Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Erika Soto Lamb, or 646-580-5281
Center for American Progress: Katie Peters at or 202.741.6285

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns