Parents Of Aurora Victims Slam Rep. Mike Coffman

April 23, 2014 10:58 PM

Parents Of Aurora Victims Slam Rep. Mike Coffman
" AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting Wednesday criticized Republican Rep. Mike Coffman for not supporting a federal law to mandate background checks for all people who buy guns.

Standing outside Coffman’s district office in Aurora, Tom Sullivan, whose son Alex was killed in the July 20, 2012, attack, urged a vote for Coffman’s challenger in the election, Democrat Andrew Romanoff, who supports universal background checks.

“Alex’s votes will no longer be counted. But I believe we can vote for Alex and others who have been killed by senseless gun violence,” Sullivan said.

Also speaking at the event were Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Ghawi was also killed in the shooting.

After 20 children and six adults were killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012, a majority of U.S "

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