Posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
The Law Center Marks Twenty Years of Saving Lives
Twenty years ago, a deranged former client entered the Pettit & Martin law offices in San Francisco and went on a shooting rampage. In the end, he had killed eight — in addition to himself — and grievously wounded six more.
In the wake, the San Francisco legal community and others affected by this horrific event came together to prevent the next tragedy – founding the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Every year, we gather to mark the anniversary of our organization’s founding with a special event to remember the lives that were taken on July 1, 1993, as well as the unacceptable toll of lives taken by gunfire every day, and look to the future as we develop real and lasting solutions.
We are so honored to have the support of our amazing donors, attendees, and speakers — and we send a special thanks to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congressman Mike Thompson, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Pastor Michael McBride who joined us to mark this anniversary with us. Finally, thank you to President Bill Clinton for sending a congratulatory message to us for our work and the work of our fantastic speakers to keep our communities safe.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated this momentous occasion with us.
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