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2013-06-20 12:26:47

Participants to Thank Senators Warner and Kaine for Supporting Bipartisan Manchin-Toomey Background Checks Bill That Would Help Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands June 21st Rally is Part of "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" Bus Tour; www.NoMoreNames.org ***MEDIA AND EVENT ADVISORY*** BLACKSBURG, Va., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 21st, families of victims of the Virginia Tech and Newtown massacres will gather in Blacksburg, Virginia as...

2012-08-16 10:23:35

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches Interactive Map Showing States Still Fail to Submit Millions of Mental Health Records to the National Do-Not-Sell Database - Even After Latest Series of Mass Shootings 48,000 Americans Will Be Murdered with Guns in the Next President's Term - If Washington Fails to Act - www.DemandAPlan.org NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-seven family members of victims and survivors of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting today sent a letter to...

2011-11-15 14:22:00

First-of-its-Kind Survey of 50 States Concludes Lack of Leadership and Funding Keeps Critical Records about Dangerous People Out of National Do-Not-Sell Database Survivors of Gun Violence Testify Before U.S. Senate and Rally in Support of Fix Gun Checks Act NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition today released a report showing that ten months after the deadly Tucson, Arizona shooting, states and federal agencies are still...

2011-07-16 00:00:36

Evolve Mobile Communications, Inc. has announced it has created a text alert system that allows colleges to broadcast emergency text alerts and students to respond to them on their cell phones. This one of a kind, two-way texting system, called Text2Them, makes all one-way text systems used on college campuses across the country obsolete. Laurel, MD (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 In the aftermath of 9/11 and the VA Tech massacre, most colleges created text message alert systems to notify their...

2011-02-16 08:15:00

FixGunChecks.org Truck Starts 2-Month Tour in New York City's Times Square Already more than 250,000 Americans Have Signed Petition to Fix Gun Checks Truck Visits Newark Today; Pennsylvania This Week; Ohio Next Week NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns co-chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today launched the FixGunChecks.org Truck Tour in New York City's Times Square. The FixGunChecks.org truck features a mobile billboard that...

2011-01-28 11:41:00

Only 17 states have submitted more than 1,000 mental health records to database, and more than 1.5 million records are estimated to be missing New state laws enacted to improve submission of records to National Instant Background Check System (NICS) in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre appear to be working WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns: In December 2005, Seung-Hui Cho was found to present "an...

2011-01-25 12:20:00

Members of Congress, Kennedy Family Members and Others Join Daniel Hernandez in Supporting Mayors' Plan to Fix the National Gun Background Check System Full Plan Available at www.FixGunChecks.org NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that Daniel Hernandez, the hero intern who first cared for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot, supports the mayors' proposal to fix the national gun background check system. Mr. Hernandez...

2011-01-20 16:25:41

It's easy for American society to label young killers as simply crazy. But new research suggests that a complex array of factors "“ from bullying to lack of parental support to ineffective mental health services "“ are potentially involved when a student turns to violence. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University's Hyunkag Cho, examined the risk factors of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings by 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho that left 33 people, including the gunman,...

2011-01-16 14:01:00

Failure Leaves More than a Million Mental Health Records Out and Allows Dangerous People to Buy Firearms Firearms Policy Experts and Virginia Tech Massacre Family Members Available for Interview NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tucson shooter, Jared Loughner, bought a shotgun and passed a background check less than a year after he was rejected from the Army in 2008 for habitual drug use. He should have failed the shotgun background check, but he didn't because his...

2010-11-01 09:34:00

Fimian refuses to stand with Virginia Tech families to close the Gun Show Loophole Americans United for Safe Streets adds $100,000 to TV ad campaign, bringing total Virginia campaign to $450,000 FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Safe Streets expanded its campaign to urge Keith Fimian to close the Gun Show Loophole today and is joined by more Virginia Tech family members calling on Fimian to explain his refusal to stand with them. Last week, Keith...