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Speak Up: Jim Moran's Gun Violence Forum

From the ARLNow article at:

"Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA-8) has scheduled a community forum to discuss gun violence.

The forum, titled “Preventing Another Newtown: A Conversation on Gun Violence in America,” will feature a panel of experts on gun policy, public safety and mental health issues.

The following guests are slated to attend: Omar Samaha with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, retired ATF Special Agent David Chipman, Josh Horwitz with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, City of Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook, Jonathan Lowy of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and former counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Karen Marangi.

“From Virginia Tech to Newtown, gun violence has become far too common. Each day, 32 Americans are killed with a firearm. We must improve our laws to prevent the continuation of this horrific trend,” Moran said. “This forum is an opportunity to bring together a diverse panel of experts who will share their thoughts on a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence. Northern Virginians concerned over gun-related violence are invited to join the conversation.”

Members of the public are welcome to attend the forum, which will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on March 11 in the Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street) auditorium."

Let's show up and explain to Rep. Moran and his panel of anti-gun 'experts' that we won't stand for this sort of cavalier demagoguery and assault on our rights.

Show up around 6:45 and invite friends!

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  • Laura

    Next time we should plan for something social afterwards :)

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Donna

    Fun. TONS of orange stickers in the audience and questions were mostly from Orange stickered people. Was fun to watch Moran squirm. Loved the "Guns Save Lives" welcome sign holders at the entrance held by Arlington Young Republicans! They rock!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Great turnout! Thank you to everyone who showed up tonight!

    March 11, 2013

  • Steve

    Not what Jimmy was expecting. Almost all questions were from good gun owners. He could not even answer the questions. Channel 4 was there and I know they will spin the truth just like when they all but ignored the half million pro life marchers and led off the next day with a sparsley attended anti gun rally. I'm sure they wrote the script yesterday.

    March 11, 2013

  • Rob

    Oh how I wish I could go this. Is there an over/under betting pool for how long it will take for Moran to loose his cool and become combative and dismissive?

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Donna

      when I tell him I need a gun to protect myself from men who want t push my head onto a metal trash can!

      1 · March 11, 2013

    • Rob

      Hmm, I wonder if he would even understadn the reference. LOL

      March 11, 2013

  • Donna

    I'll be wearing a GSL sticker. Should be fun!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    March 6, 2013

  • Steve

    I think the best way to do this is to come incognito and don't sit together and therefore be easily identified. We can raise our hands from different locations and make this joke of a forum look balanced. I'm trying to assemble some people early to plan this. This time I won't be wearing my NRA identification.


    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Stella

    Guess who else will be attending the forum...

    VA-ALERT: VCDL Mini-Update 3/5/13 4. Off to a good start on Moran protest RSVPs!

    We currently have over 30 people who are planning on attending Representative Jim Moran's "Gun Violence Forum". That's a good start, but we can always use more people with the GSL stickers in the audience.

    Anti-liberty, gun-grabber Representative Jim Moran is holding a "Gun Violence" forum on Monday, March 11th. The panel is packed with gun-haters (three of them are from the Brady Campaign and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, for starters). It's supposed to be a "conversation" about gun violence, but I know better than that. I think propaganda-fest is more appropriate.

    Let's pack the audience with people wearing Guns Save Lives stickers to remind everyone in attendance that more gun control is NOT going to save any lives and will only further endanger the law abiding!

    Virginia Citizens Defense League

    2 · March 5, 2013

    • Laura

      Good!! I was wondering if we should reach out to them, glad they're on it as well :)

      March 5, 2013

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