In the news release, Washington Gun Owners And Gun Violence Survivors To Urge Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler To Support Common-sense Background Checks At Phone Bank Thursday, issued 28-Aug-2013 by Mayors Against Illegal Guns over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the event has been canceled. The text below has been adjusted to note that the event below has been canceled.
Washington Gun Owners And Gun Violence Survivors To Urge Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler To Support Common-sense Background Checks At Phone Bank Thursday
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VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington gun owners and gun violence survivors will gather for a phone bank on Thursday to urge Rep. Herrera Beutler to support comprehensive background checks that will help keep guns out of the wrong hands. 82 percent of gun owners nationwide – including 74 percent of NRA members – support life-saving, tough-on-crime background checks.
Aug. 28, 2013There is currently bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House that would close the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns. Introduced by Reps. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), the King-Thompson bill is the corresponding legislation to the amendment in the U.S. Senate introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). At the phone bank, participants will call Washingtonians and ask them to contact Rep. Herrera Beutler to add her name to the list of more than 180 members of Congress who have co-sponsored the King-Thompson bill to keep guns out of the wrong hands and save lives.
Events details are below:
Survivors and Gun Owners come together at Phone Bank to ask Rep. Herrera Beutler to support Background Checks
Where: 2712 NW 142nd Circle, Vancouver, WA 98685
When: Thursday, August 29, 4:00 PM
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 1,000 mayors from across the country. The coalition has more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making it the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. Co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Mayors Against Illegal Guns 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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