Background Checks Will Reduce Gun Violence

Letter, Daily Local News, 9/12/15, from Mayor Carolyn Comitta Many thanks to Andy Hachadorian for his recent thought-provoking article titled, “What’s the Answer to Gun Violence?” Andy ended his article with a question to readers: “What are we going to do? I’m all ears.” I am a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, part of […]

‘No More Silence’ means it’s time for common sense gun laws

By CAROLYN COMITTA guest columnist, Daily Local News, 12/14/13 Guest Columnist One year ago, our nation was shocked by a tragedy that still affects us today. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened America’s eyes to the daily tragedy of gun violence, the lives lost and the weaknesses in our laws intended to prevent it. […]

Mayor Comitta quoted on NPR

excerpt from “Gun-control group tries to pressure Pa. congressmen with poll numbers” by Emma Jacobs, Newsworks, NPR, March 6, 2013 (also broadcast this morning) Mandatory background checks for gun buyers seem to be the one thing the public can agree to support. And supporters of mandatory background checks for gun buyers are citing overwhelming public […]

West Chester councilwoman speaks on gun violence

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 2/18/13 Affected by gun violence in her life, West Chester Borough Council Vice President Cassandra Jones took to Washington D.C. last week to speak to legislators on the current high profile topic of gun legislation. Courtesy photo West Chester Borough Council Vice President Cassandra Jones meets with First Lady […]

Cassandra with FLOTUS (Michelle Obama!)

“I had the most amazing experiences last week in DC. Mayors Against Illegal Guns was invited to a congressional hearing, to a White House briefing and then to a watch party for the Presidents’ State of the Union speech. So fulfilling to be a part of these national conversations on violence among our youth in […]

West Chester officials call for gun legislation

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 1/21/13 WEST CHESTER – Responding to the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., borough officials have taken aim at current gun laws by passing a resolution calling for new legislation. The 3-page resolution, brought to council by Mayor Carolyn Comitta, highlights three areas of action: the passage of the […]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Dear Neighbors: 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 […]