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Monday, October 15, 2007

Million Mom March to Protest Local Gun Show Sales in Richmond, VA

On October 20, 2007 at noon members of the Richmond, VA Chapter of Million Mom March will protest at the Gun Show to be held at The Showplace on Mechanicsville Turnpike in Richmond, VA. Members will dress in black and lie down in front of the Showplace for three minutes—the number three is significant because one child or teen is killed by a firearm every three hours and every three days America loses the equivalent of a classroom of children as a result of gun violence.

Every year, 30,000 Americans are killed with firearms and more than 65,000 are treated in emergency rooms with firearm injuries.[1] That is the reason my family and I spent Mother’s Day 2000 at the Million Mom March (MMM) in Washington, D.C. That day we were among about 150,000 men, women and children of every race, creed and religion all united in one cause. That march began a tidal wave of action across the United States which resulted in a network of 75 chapters across the country. The Million Mom March is now part of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The chapters work locally but stand united in the fight against gun violence.

Read more about Million Mom March and their ongoing efforts on behalf of sensible gun laws by clicking on this link: Million Mom March to Protest Local Gun Show Sales in Richmond, VA

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