Join us for
THE CONCERT ACROSS AMERICA
Virginia Beach Public Library
Sunday September 25 at 2 p.m.
The Virginia Center for Public Safety (VACPS) is hosting a concert at Meyera E. Oberndorf Virginia Beach Central Library on Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2016. It's free and open to the public.
This concert will be part of a network of nationwide concerts that same day to show support for actions to prevent gun violence in America. Concert Across America to End Gun Violence - a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations - will be hosting similar concerts in selected cities across America anchored by a major concert in Brooklyn, New York.
This date has been chosen because it is the congressionally designated Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The goal is to promote public awareness and education regarding the issue of gun violence and garner support for sensible local, state and national legislation.
The concert will be held in the library’s auditorium starting at 2:00 p.m. There will be a number of performers representing various genres such as folk, R & B, and rap and poetry. The performances will be related to non-violence, peace and justice, and improving the quality of life in the country and the world. Participants will include Jim Bulleit, Sibel Galindez, JLUV, Ashley McBride, Vone King, Lyrical Angel, Fatima Dixon, Britton Hawkins, Karen Pool and Rep.
The concerts will be linked on Facebook so that performances from across the country can be shown at local events.
1. Keep guns from ineligible buyers:
Current Virginia law requires Federally Licensed Firearm dealers (FFLs) to complete background checks on prospective gun buyers; however, unlicensed sellers may sell any number and type of guns, yet are not required to perform a background check on the buyers of their guns. Background checks on buyers should be required for all commercial gun sales and permanent transfers of ownership outside the immediate family of the seller, including: sales at gun shows, pawn shops and sales through newspapers or online ads.
Read more: Our public policy priorities for 2016