Center for American Progress Action

ADVISORY: Veterans to Call on Congress to Keep Guns Away from Dangerous People
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Veterans to Call on Congress to Keep Guns Away from Dangerous People

Press Contacts

  • Katie Peters

Washington, D.C. —  Today at 10:00 AM  Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), and Jon Soltz, chairman of VoteVets.org, will stand with fellow veterans from across the country to call on Congress to do more to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. At the event, a new survey  about veterans’ views on gun rights, commissioned by VoteVets.org and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, will be released.

Veterans who support responsible gun ownership join the vast majority of Americans in recognizing that support for the Second Amendment goes hand in hand with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous individuals. On Thursday veterans from across the country will call on Congress to require a background check on every gun sale.

WHO:

  • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
  • Former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
  • Jon Soltz, Chairman of VoteVets.org
  • Mayor Chris Rey (D), Spring Lake, North Carolina
  • Mayor Joe Accardi (R), Roselle Park, New Jersey
  • John L. Estrada, former Sergeant Major of the Marines Corps

With:

  • Mary Deering, military family member
  • Hal Donahue, Vietnam War veteran
  • Don Fowler, Korean War veteran
  • Jonathan Freeman, Army veteran
  • Ed Meagher, Vietnam War veteran
  • Ron Pierce, Army veteran
  • Eryn Sepp, Iraq War veteran
  • Terron Sims, Iraq War veteran
  • Drew Sloan, veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Stefan Stent, Army veteran
  • Paul Sullivan, Army veteran
  • Mike Velasquez, Iraq War veteran

WHEN:

Thursday, April 11, 2013
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

House Triangle
Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

RSVP:

Please confirm your attendance by contacting Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6285.

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