Please join us as we rally in protest of the Inn at New Hyde Park hosting the NRA. Last year when we heard this was happening several calls were made and people were told that The Inn had signed a contract and could not cancel. In spite of a lot of opposition to this venue hosting the NRA and holding an auction of rifles down the street from schools, The Inn obviously thinks the money they get from the NRA is more important than people’s lives and are knowingly hosting them again. We want to be the “welcoming committee” when the NRA arrives and let the Inn know the community will not accept this!
A mass shooting is considered 4 or more killed or injured. Since July 28th of this year there have been 19 mass shootings. That is within a 2 week period. The shootings occurred in Chicago, IL (5); Washington DC; Chippewa Falls, WI; Gilroy, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Columbus, OH; Suffolk, VA; El Paso, TX; Dayton, OH; Memphis, TN, Brooklyn, NY; Suitland, MD; St Louis, MO; Richmond, VA and San Francisco, CA.
The NRA does not want gun reform. A military style weapon was able to shoot 26 people in 32 seconds, killing 9 and injuring 17 and 22 people were killed and 24 others injured the day before. In spite of these staggering numbers shot in a very short time the NRA does not want assault style weapons banned. No one has a good use for an assault style weapon except in war.
Join Together We Will Long Island and Long Islanders for Gun Safety along with elected officials and co sponsors, LIA; Show Up LI; Nassau NOW; Latinos Unidos ; LINC; Long Island Chapter of the Brady Campaign; NY 02 Dems; Suffolk Progressives, LIICAH and others as we stand up to The Inn at New Hyde Park and say hosting the NRA in our neighborhoods is NOT acceptable.