Councilwoman Andrews-Sullivan and Councilman Courage to call for a city-wide gun buyback program

WHAT:           A press conference to formally announce a Council
                        Consideration Request (CCR) for a city-wide gun buyback

WHO:              Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan &
                         Councilman John Courage

WHEN:           Tuesday August 27, 2019, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

WHERE:         315 S. Santa Rosa, 78205
                        1st floor, SAPD Press Room

In response to the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, it is time for elected representatives at all levels to take necessary action in order to protect our city and nearby communities. Despite the State’s restrictions, the City of San Antonio has a responsibility to act accordingly in the frame of State law. In 2017, according to the Center for Disease Control, there were 3,513 firearm related deaths in Texas alone, making our state the number one in gun-related deaths in the nation. The buyback program’s goal is to reduce gun violence by reducing the number of firearms in circulation and preventable, accidental deaths.

This announcement was sent to us by The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative: an organization dedicated to ending family violence in San Antonio

Friends Meeting of San Antonio donates to support The P.E.A.C.E. initiative.