Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America

Congressman Jim Moran
2013-03-06 08:09:39
Congressman Jim Moran, Representing the 8th District of Virginia Dear Unity, In December, our nation was again confronted with a violent gun-related tragedy, this time at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The loss of 26 elementary school students and teachers has awoken concerns regarding the prevalence of gun violence and how to keep our schools safe. Americans � and certainly Virginians � are no strangers to violent gun-related massacres. The tragedy in Newtown represents just a fraction of the gun deaths our nation sees annually. Almost 100,000 people in America are shot or killed with a gun each year, 20,000 of which are children under the age of 18. Every day, 32 Americans are killed with handguns. To continue this discussion, I invite you to join me on Monday, March 11th at 7:00p.m. at Washington-Lee High School for a community forum entitled �Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America.� The event is open to residents of the 8th District. *�Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America� * Monday, March 11, 2013 7:00PM � 9:00PM Washington-Lee High School Auditorium 1301 N Stafford Street Arlington, VA 22201 The forum will feature a panel of experts on gun policy, public safety, and mental health policies, including: - Omar Samaha � Advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; family member of gun violence victim in Virginia Tech tragedy - David Chipman � ATF Special Agent (retired), advisor to Mayors Against Illegal Guns - Josh Horwitz � Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence - Earl Cook � Chief of Police, City of Alexandria - Jonathan Lowy � Director of the Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence - Karen Marangi � Advisor to Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Principal, the Raben Group I look forward to a productive conversation and hope to see you on Monday, March 11th. Sincerely, James P. Moran � ***SAVE THE DATE! *** ***Upcoming Moran Sponsored Events:*** March 18, 2013 Making College Affordable: Financing Your Education March 11, 2013: Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America
March 06, 2013

Dear Unity,

In December, our nation was again confronted with a violent gun-related tragedy, this time at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The loss of 26 elementary school students and teachers has awoken concerns regarding the prevalence of gun violence and how to keep our schools safe.

Americans � and certainly Virginians � are no strangers to violent gun-related massacres. The tragedy in Newtown represents just a fraction of the gun deaths our nation sees annually. Almost 100,000 people in America are shot or killed with a gun each year, 20,000 of which are children under the age of 18. Every day, 32 Americans are killed with handguns.

To continue this discussion, I invite you to join me on Monday, March 11th at 7:00p.m. at Washington-Lee High School for a community forum entitled �.� The event is open to residents of the 8th District.

�Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America�

Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00PM � 9:00PM

Washington-Lee High School
Auditorium
1301 N Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22201

The forum will feature a panel of experts on gun policy, public safety, and mental health policies, including:

  • Omar Samaha � Advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence; family member of gun violence victim in Virginia Tech tragedy
  • David Chipman � ATF Special Agent (retired), advisor to Mayors Against Illegal Guns
  • Josh Horwitz � Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • Earl Cook � Chief of Police, City of Alexandria
  • Jonathan Lowy � Director of the Legal Action Project, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Karen Marangi � Advisor to Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Principal, the Raben Group


I look forward to a productive conversation and hope to see you on Monday, March 11th.

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