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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gun Ban Lobby Holding Forum in Hampton on Saturday

The Virginia Center for Public Safety & Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws is holding a "forum in Hampton on Saturday to lay out their plan to continue pushing their gun ban agenda.  They are billing it as a discussion of "targeted efforts to keep firearms out of the hands of violent convicted felons and domestic abusers, stalkers, and the dangerously mentally ill."  But we know that nothing they are proposing will stop violent felons from getting firearms.  And much of what they propose to keep "domestic abusers and the mentally ill" from getting access to firearms comes without due process protections.  They plan three panels:

Healthcare & Mental Health
·   Dr. Sean Nix 
·   Chief Richard Myers, Newport News Police 
·   Josh Horwitz, Executive Director - The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence 
·   Dr. Darwin Mills

Public Safety

·  Chief John I. Dixon III, Petersburg Police 
·  Commonwealth Attorney Anton Bell 
·  Rev. Dr. Gregory M. Howard 
·  Sheriff Gabriel A. "Gabe" Morgan, Newport News

Community Voices

·   Chief Terry Sult, Hampton Police 
·   Brian Hawkins M.S.W, Hampton University Promise Program 
·   Andrew Goddard, President - Million Mom March, Richmond Chapter: Board Member, Virginia Center for Public Safety 
·Ernest "Lee" Williams, Division of Social Service Child Support Enforcement Outreach Program Coordinator

The event will be held at the Hampton Convention Center, Hampton Coliseum, 1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA 23666 from 1:00 to 4:00.  It's open to the public.  So, if you live in the area and have nothing better to do, might be good to stop in to get some intel on what the opposition has in store for Virginia's gun owners.

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