Today FAN staff attended the press conference which kicks off the Mayor's Against Illegal Guns Bus Tour across the country to highlight the overwhelming public support for life-saving gun background check legislation. Speakers included family members of those killed in Newtown CT, and several congressional leaders including Senators Reid and Blumenthal and Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Chris Murphy.
The Bus Tour coincides with June 1th's six month anniversary of the tragic mass shooting on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Many of the family members of the victims were in DC to visit congressional offices. While welcomed into most offices, they were refused entry by some. We will attempt to get the names of members of Congress who refused to meet with these families, and contact them to question their unacceptable behavior.
For more information on the bus tour go to http://www.nomorenames.org/