Gays Against Guns Mark Tragic Valentine’s Anniversary

“Human Beings” affiliated with Gays Against Guns marched from Union Station in Washington, DC, to the Supreme Court Building on Valentine’s Day.
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On Valentine’s Day 2018, activists from Gays Against Guns were entering Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn’s Washington office to protest his sponsorship of a bill to give gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons across state lines when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 others.

“Human Beings” and other Gays Against Guns activists in front of the Supreme Court last Thursday.
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One year later, Gays Against Guns members from New York and Columbus, Ohio, joined by other gun control activists, returned to Washington to mark the tragic anniversary, draw attention to a Second Amendment challenge to a New York City ordinance limiting gun owners from transporting weapons outside their homes, and demand Senate action on HR 8, a bipartisan background checks bill covering all gun sales.

Activists from Gays Against Guns formed a “broken heart” in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.
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The group marched from Union Station in Washington to the Supreme Court Building and then on to both the Russell and Hart Senate Office Buildings.

“Human Beings” held signs of those killed from gun violence as activists formed a “broken heart.”
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Eight activists were arrest in the Hart Building after forming a giant red “broken heart” image on the floor of the atrium while “Human Beings” dressed in white with veils on held up images of lives lost to gun violence.

Eight activists were arrested in the “broken heart” action.
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Gays Against Guns formed in June 2016 in the immediate aftermath of the carnage at the Pulse LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that claimed 49 lives and caused more than 50 other injuries.

Activist John Grauwiler being placed under arrest.
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Edward Edney, legislative assistant to Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, holding the “thank you” card that Gays Against Guns’ Maryellen Novak read to the senator’s staff.
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Gays Against Guns’ Sing Out Louise vocal affinity group say, “Dear Darling Senator” to the tune of “Mr. Sandman.”
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