Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Press release from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America:
On the Top 10 Worst State List the Moms Demand Action-Arizona Chapter will host a Press Conference Highlighting the Need for Stronger Legislation
(Tucson, AZ) Oct. 19, 2013: In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has launched a national domestic gun violence awareness campaign to push for stronger policies surrounding domestic violence and gun ownership.
The local Arizona Chapter will be participating with a press conference on October 19, 2013 at 3202 East 1st Street Tucson, Arizona 85716, 1:00 PM.
Featured speakers will include Jocelyn Strauss, regional manager of Moms Demand Action Arizona Chapter; Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild; Steve Kozachik, Ward 6 City Councilman; and Richard Miranda, City Manager.
Congressman Ron Barber, and State Representative Bruce Wheeler will also join us.
Moms Demand Action is partnering with the Violence Policy Center (VPC) to promote its report, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data http://www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2013.pdf, released Sept. 25, 2013, which lists the top 10 states with the highest rates of females murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2011. The report revealed that Arizona had the #5 worst homicide rate among female victims murdered by males, with 56 percent of these homicides related to domestic violence, and 65 percent of those victims killed by guns.