I am a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. We have been working for years to promote common sense gun laws. West Chester is out front on this issue. We can be proud that in 2010 our West Chester Borough Council passed a resolution urging PA lawmakers to pass a “lost and stolen gun” law. Perhaps now, our country is ready to find common ground surrounding gun laws make some common sense changes.
As we remember the precious children killed in Newtown, indeed our precious children across the country who every day are caught in the crossfire, we must move forward and take action to change the laws of the land to better protect our children and all innocent victims of gun violence.
Please see the information below, from MAIG. For action steps you can take go to www.demandaplan.org.
Carolyn T. Comitta
Mayor of West Chester
From: Mark Glaze, Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:30 PM
Subject: In just minutes
It took only a few minutes for the shooter in Newtown, CT to kill a classroom of school children. And it will only take a few minutes for you to make your voice heard.
Call your members of Congress RIGHT NOW and Demand A Plan to end gun violence.
Yesterday, President Obama announced a new task force headed by Vice President Biden to address the epidemic of gun violence in America. He committed to delivering a set of concrete proposals no later than January that will be turned into law as fast as possible.
But, as he said, he can’t do this alone.
That’s why you and I need to step up. We need to let our representatives in Congress know — in no uncertain terms — that it’s time to act.
Legislation is going to take shape very quickly, and there are three common sense principals that must be included in any comprehensive plan:
1. Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America.
2. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that enable mass killing.
3. Make gun trafficking a federal crime, with stiff penalties for those who arm criminals.
We will never be able to stop all gun violence, but these steps will go a long way to preventing the next mass shooting and saving the lives of the 34 Americans who are murdered with guns every day.
Join me in making sure your elected officials know how important this issue is to you and your family.
Make the call right now and demand a comprehensive plan to end gun violence from your members of Congress.
Thank you for speaking up at this crucial moment!
Director, Mayors Against Illegal Guns