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Gun violence prevention event


actionORGANIZING FOR ACTION NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – This Saturday, April 27, at 12:00 p.m., Carson City and Reno area community leaders will join together at a “We Will Be Heard” community event at 401 S. Carson Street, to call on Senator Dean Heller to support gun violence prevention measures like the bipartisan legislation he switched support on to require background checks for commercial gun sales. The American people have made it clear where they stand – they want a response to the tragedies caused by gun violence and want Congress to keep guns out of dangerous hands. With 77% of Nevadans demanding commonsense measures like background checks for all gun sales, it’s time Senator Heller stood with his constituents instead of the gun lobby to support reforms that will save lives and protect our communities.

“We Will Be Heard” events will feature community leaders as they stand up to ensure that Senator Heller hears the steadfast calls of his fellow Nevadans for sensible solutions to gun violence. It’s time for Congress to act now, stop the political games and move forward meaningful steps to protect our communities and our children. There have been too many families torn apart by gun violence – it is time to show that we can both support the Second Amendment and make sure dangerous people aren’t able to purchase a gun.

Organizing for Action (OFA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the policies that the American people voted for in 2012. In just three months more than 1.4 million volunteers have taken action through Organizing for Action. As a grassroots funded social advocacy group OFA is committed to tipping the scales of power back to the American people instead of special interests in Washington. OFA is working to advance policies like job creation, strengthening the middle class, gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform and measures combating climate change that a majority of the American people support. More information at www.barackobama.com

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