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NYC: Gays Against Guns protest Smith & Wesson


Gays Against Guns (GAG) held a press conference and an action against Smith and Wesson’s James Debney and Black Rock as Debney speaks at the 2016 Best Ideas Conference produced by CL King & Associates at the Omni Berkshire Place Hotel 

The press conference was held outside the Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in Manhattan (21 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022), featuring Tish James, NYC Public Advocate; Leah Gunn Barrett, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence; Kirsten Foy, National Action Network; Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah; Rev. Micah Bucey, Judson Memorial Church; Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, MCCNY; Jay Walker, Gays Against Guns! 

Religious leaders, activists, elected officials, and gun reform leaders all spoke about the dangerous and deadly culture of gun violence we are living in as well as the direct and deadly relationship between private equity investment (Black Rock) in gun manufacturers (Smith & Wesson). THE GUN BUSINESS IS KILLING AMERICA. 

After the press conference, the group marched in procession to BlackRock headquarters (55 E 52nd St,, New York, NY), where they engaged in a silent protest as they follow the money from BlackRock to Smith & Wesson to the end consumers–those killed, maimed, and otherwise affected by gun violence in America. 

#Activism #BlackRock #ChainOfDeath #demonstration #DisarmHate #dropthegunstocks #GAG #GAGisWatching #GAGNY #GaysAgainstGuns #GunControl #GunViolence #LGBTQ #LivesNotProfits #manhattan #march #NewYork #NRA #NYC #OnmiBerkshire #PressConference #Protest #QueerNation #rally #SmithAndWesson #‎Solidarity #stopgunviolence #StopTheGuns #StopTheHate #StopTheViolence

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