On the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, Kirkpatrick (at right) joined students across the country in walking out to protest lax gun laws. She was invited by the students of Rincon & University High Schools to be a part of their protest.
Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, who once supported the NRA, has emerged as a leading gun safety candidate in Tucson’s CD2 Congressional primary race. Among her supporters:
- She was just named a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Candidate. The group pressures lawmakers to improve gun laws, raises awareness about gun violence and educates the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership.
- She is endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It announced the goal to cut the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025 through background checks that are applied to all gun sales; to “Stop ‘Bad Apple’ Gun Dealers” – the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of all crime guns; and to change social norms around the real dangers of guns.
- She’s endorsed by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Founded by shooting survivor and former Congressman Gabby Giffords, the center’s legal experts research, write, and defend the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence.
Democrats Matt Heinz and Mary Matiella are also Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense candidates. All seven of the Democratic primary candidates support gun safety measures.
Posted in Arizona Congressional Races, Campaigns, Crime, Giffords, Gun Policies, Larry Bodine
Tagged Barbara LaWall, Be Smart program, Brady Campaign, Giffords Law Center, gun safety, gun show loophole, JuRoll, Martha McSally, Matt Heinz, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, NRA, President Trump
Guns in America: Where Do We Go From Here community forum
at Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. on Monday Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
“In the aftermath of yet another school shooting – this one taking 17 lives – please join Ward 6 Tucson City Council member Steve Kozachik for what is sadly a timely, and yet necessary renewed conversation about gun control in America. Kozachik, along with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense have invited U.K. photojournalist Jamie Hunter to come and share his thoughts. Hunter visited multiple locations around the U.S. documenting all sides of the gun control issue. His presentation is titled “Guns in America – where do you go from here?” Following Hunter’s photo presentation we will open the forum for questions and comments from the audience. The event is free and open to all.”
“Organizer of Guns in America: Where Do You Go From Here: Local gun violence prevention groups. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, GVPAZ (Gun Violence Prevention Arizona) , & GGW.”
Posted in Activism, Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged GGW, gun safety, gun violence, Gun Violence Prevention Arizona, GVPAZ, Jamie Hunter, Loft Cinema, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Steve Kozachik
7 years ago today a mentally ill student opened fire at Virginia Tech and killed 32 students and wounded 17 others. Over 3 years ago on January 11, 2011 another mentally ill young man fired his gun here in Tucson, Arizona and killed 6 innocent people, and wounded 13 others. Some of those 13 (Pam Simon, Suzi Hileman, Mary Reed) were at a press conference today in downtown Tucson announcing the launch of a new organization “Everytown for Gun Safety” to lobby for common sense legislation on all levels of government, especially Congress.
Also attending today were Emily Nottingham, mother of the late Gabe Zimmerman (Congressional aide killed on 1/8/11), Roxanna Green, mother of the late Christina Taylor-Green (killed on 1/8/11), and Daniel Hernandez Jr. and Patricia Maisch – both heroes on that fateful day at the Safeway in NW Tucson where the shooting occurred.
Posted in Activism, Campaigns, Carolyn Classen, Community, Congress, Gun Policies, Legislation
Tagged Congressmember Gabrielle Giffords, Everytown for Gun Safety, gun safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Tucson mass shooting