On 2nd Anniversary of Parkland, Florida Mass Shooting, “Gun Safety-Certified” Corporate Symbol Launched by Parents of Victim Joaquin Oliver, Survivor David Hogg and Stop Handgun Violence

Symbol would allow companies to show support for background checks and other proven gun safety initiatives Rather than privately mourn their son, Parkland victims Manuel and Patricia Oliver spent the second anniversary of their son’s murder in Boston today. They partnered with Stop Handgun Violence to announce a new corporate symbol that will enable businesses to show support for universal background checks and other common sense gun safety policies. The symbol will inform consumers and allow them to decide whether to support those companies and their products or services. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200213005477/en/ The Olivers were joined by David Hogg, a Parkland survivor and co-founder of March for Our Lives , John Rosenthal, Co-Founder of Stop Handgun Violence, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The symbol was designed by the Olivers and is a joint project of Change the Ref , founded by the Olivers, and Stop Handgun Violence. The symbol includes the face of Joaquin Oliver, who was one of 17 students and staff members killed in the Parkland mass shooting on Valentine’s Day of 2018. Since the shooting, the Olivers have been working to end gun violence through advocacy and ARTivism. The launch took place in front of Stop Handgun Violence’s 90’ x 20’ billboard near Boston’s Prudential Center depicting a larger than life photograph of 17-year-old Joaquin with the message: "If I had attended high school in Massachusetts instead of Parkland, Florida, I would likely be alive today." After […]

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