Mother Emanuel Pastor to join gun control advocates for press conference

CHARLESTON, SC – In advance of the event Sunday on closing the Charleston Loophole and Under the Gun film screening, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, will host a press conference on Wednesday, April 20th, at 11:00 AM in front of Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Brady Chapter presidents and Charleston volunteer leaders of Moms Demand Action will speak along with Mother Emanuel’s pastor, Dr. Betty Deas Clark. More information regarding Sunday’s event will be provided at the press conference.

Dr. Betty Deas Clark from Mother Emanuel AME Church, Merrill Chapman and Louis Smith with The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Jackie Shelley, volunteer leader of the Charleston chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety.

The press conference will take place at 11:00 a.m. in front of the church.

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The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. For more insight on gun violence prevention, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BradyBuzz.

About Us: The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history – The Million Mom March, Mother’s Day 2000.

Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million supporters and more than 100,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives.  At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million members and more than 100,000 donors.

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