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2014-04-09 12:27:16

A Small Boy's Curiosity Ends in Tragedy NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States United to Prevent Gun Violence, a national non-profit organization working to decrease gun death and injury, today released a new TV commercial and web video called "Monster in the Closet." The powerful, haunting spot is meant to raise awareness and elevate the importance of safe gun storage and prevention of child access to firearms. The dramatic, 90-second Public Service Announcement features...

2013-10-28 12:24:17

Moms Demand Action Members to attend in Support of Rollback of Dangerous Stand Your Ground Laws in More than 20 States WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America members will attend tomorrow's Congressional hearings on Stand Your Ground laws. The hearing will include testimony from Lucy McBath, a national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action who lost her 17-year-old son Jordan Davis to gun violence in 2012. McBath's son, Jordan...

2013-09-24 10:25:48

A scientific survey of gun dealers and pawnbrokers in 43 U.S. states has found nearly unanimous support for denying gun purchases based on prior convictions and for serious mental illness with a history of violence or alcohol or drug abuse – conditions that might have prevented Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis from legally purchasing a firearm. The research, conducted by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, is to be published in the Journal of Urban Health. It was...

2013-09-04 12:28:08

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organized medicine, especially the AMA and the American College of Physicians (ACP), is joining with the Obama Administration in calling for more gun control measures, but there is no "evidence-based" support for this, states Jane M. Orient, M.D., in the fall 2013 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Universal background checks seem to be the favorite suggestion, although the limited available...

2013-08-26 20:22:01

Roundtable Discussion to Focus on Importance of Sensible Gun Safety Measures in Fight To Reduce Gun Violence; 79 Percent of Washingtonians Support Life-Saving Background Checks *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** ISSAQUAH, Wash., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survivor of the Seattle Jewish Federation shooting in 2006 and a father whose son was killed by gun violence will join with Mayor Frisinger and local gun violence prevention advocates for a roundtable discussion in Issaquah on...

2013-08-21 12:25:12

Participants Will Call On Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor Bipartisan House Bill To Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands; 90 Percent of Americans Support Background Checks Rally is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org ***MEDIA AND EVENT ADVISORY*** RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, August 22nd, the father of a victim of a Newtown massacre, a gun owner and NRA member, a domestic violence...

Quarter Of Assault Victims Carry Own Firearm
2013-07-08 12:54:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that nearly one in four youth who came to the emergency room at a hospital for assault-related injuries carried a firearm. University of Michigan Injury Center researchers found that 23 percent of patients who visited an ER in Flint, Michigan for assault-related injuries reported that they owned or carried a gun in the last six months, 80 percent of which were obtained illegally. The team also said that 22 percent...

2013-05-29 20:22:07

Gun Violence Survivors and Concerned Georgians will Urge Representatives Phil Gingrey and Tom Price to Vote for Background Checks Supported by 91% of Georgians MARIETTA, Ga. and ROSWELL, Ga., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Gun violence survivors and concerned Georgians will deliver petitions to the offices of U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey and U.S. Representative Tom Price on Thursday, calling on them to...

2013-05-09 20:23:44

Senator Richard Burr Voted Against Life-Saving Background Checks Supported by 90 Percent of North Carolinians CHARLOTTE, WINSTON-SALEM, and DURHAM, N.C., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: North Carolina mothers, children and others who have been affected by gun violence will gather for Mother's Day events in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Durham Friday and Saturday to raise awareness about the effects of gun...

2013-05-09 20:23:35

Senator Dan Coats Voted Against Life-Saving Background Checks Supported by 89 Percent of Hoosiers *** Media Advisory*** INDIANAPOLIS, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Mothers, children and others who have been affected by gun violence will gather Friday in Indianapolis to deliver Mother's Day cards to Senator Coats' office to raise awareness about the effects of gun violence on mothers and children. Last...