18 July 2014

NJ Gov. "Chris Crispy" in CT for Tom Foley

CT Against Gun Violence is leading a multi-state coalition of grassroots gun violence prevention groups in a peaceful demonstration to call attention to GOP gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley’s pro-gun stance.
Foley has allied himself to Gov. Christie who recently vetoed a bill that would have limited high capacity magazines to no more than ten rounds. Christie refused to meet with Newtown families before he vetoed the measure.
Foley is no friend of common-sense gun laws, having stated "If I'm governor, any further attempts and restrictions on law-abiding gun owners by our legislature will stop at the governor's office.'' And  "Had I been governor, the outcome in Connecticut would have been different.''
So please join us as we meet on the route to the fundraiser which is to be held in the Belle Haven section of Greenwich.
WHO:            CT Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, led by CT Against Gun Violence, joined by Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence and many other groups.

WHAT:          Peaceful response to call attention to GOP gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley’s pro-gun stance and the importance of protecting CT’s gun safety laws, which are rated the second strongest in the nation.

WHEN:          Monday, July 21 at 6 p.m., to coincide with planned GOP fundraiser in the Belle Haven section of Greenwich, CT.

WHERE:  Shore Road, at intersection of Field Point Rd in the Belle Haven section of Greenwich.
We will line up on the sidewalk along Shore Rd. leading away from the Guard House at the entrance to Belle Haven. Parking is on the south side of Shore Rd. or as directed by local law enforcement. Do not enter Belle Haven, which is private property. Please do not be disrespectful (we're there to protest that behavior!).
This is a peaceful demonstration. Handheld signs encouraged! Children very welcome!
To sign up, click here. Detailed directions are included on the sign up sheet. Also please see the flyer below

Since 1984, there have been at least 12 mass shootings in which the shooter used magazines holding between 10 and 15 rounds, according to the Violence Policy Center. In the Tuscon, Ariz. shooting that injured former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, it was the 13th shot that killed 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.  In a number of mass shootings, stopping to reload has given others an opportunity to subdue the shooter and prevent additional loss of life. Just last month, the shooter who killed one student and injured several others at Seattle Pacific University was pepper sprayed and held down when he stopped to reload his gun. In the Tuscon, Ariz. shooting, Jared Loughner killed six and injured 13 others using a handgun with a 31-round clip. But he was ultimately stopped when he stopped to change magazines. During the Sandy Hook massacre, several kids reportedly escaped while Adam Lanza reloaded his gun. 

CT Voters for Gun Safety Political Action Committee (CTVS PAC) is a nonpartisan political action committee committed to supporting candidates for Connecticut state office who support strong gun safety laws.

Paid for by CT Voters for Gun Safety. This message was made independent of any candidate or political party.

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