Gun Violence Survivors & Gun Policy Expert Available To Discuss Congressional Hearing, Meetings With Attorney General Holder
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 04:22 PM EST
The following individuals are available for interviews from Washington DC this week. David Chipman testified at Representative Mike Thompson’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Hearing on January 23. Simon, Maisch and Bowman, survivors of the Tucson shooting, are in Washington to meet with Attorney General Holder and members of Congress to repeat their call for political leaders to take action to pass common-sense gun laws as part of the Demand A Plan campaign. Learn more at www.DemandAPlan.org
Gun Violence Expert Who Testified at Rep. Thompson’s Hearing on Gun Violence
David Chipman is a consultant to Mayors Against Illegal Guns and previously served for 25 years as a specialagent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). During Mr. Chipman’s tenure with ATF, he worked to combat illegal gun trafficking and violent crime across the country. He also became a certified explosives specialist and a member of ATF’s National Response Team, assisting in on-scene investigations following bombings at the World Trade Center in 1993 and theMurrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
Gun Violence Survivors
Pam Simon – Pam attended the January 8th Congress on Your Corner event as Rep. Giffords’s Community Outreach Director. Pam was shot in the chest and hand. Pam recently retired, and prior to working as Rep. Giffords Community Outreach Coordinator, was amiddle school teacher. Watch Pam’s ad here.
Patricia Maisch – Pat attended Rep. Giffords’s Congress on your Corner event. Pat helped disarm the shooter by grabbing his second magazine clip after he was tackled. Pat testified before the Senate Crime Subcommittee insupport of closing loopholes in the background check system on November 15,2011.
Nancy Bowman – Nancy, a nurse, and her husband David, a doctor, were at the Safeway when the Tucson shooting began, and they treated the victims until the paramedics arrived. David treated every victim, and Nancy attended to Judge Roll(who did not survive), Pam Simon (who was shot in the chest and survived) and Suzi Hileman (who was shot in the chest, and who brought nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green to the event, where Christina-Taylor was killed).
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its inception in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 mayors to more than 850 mayors from across the country. We have more than a million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has united the nation’s mayors around these common goals: protecting their communities by holding gun offenders and irresponsible gundealers accountable; demanding access to trace data that is critical to lawenforcement efforts to combat illegal gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix gaps, weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other prohibited purchasers to get guns. Learn more at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org