From the inbox, statement of PA mayors:
STATEMENTS OF MEMBERS OF MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNSIN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT’S OBAMA’S COMPREHENSIVE PLANTO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
Statement from Lancaster, PA, Mayor Rick Gray:"I want to thank President Obama for taking this significant first step in the fight to end gun violence and keep our communities safe. His leadership on this issue deserves praise, but we must also keep in mind that the there's more work to be done. Members of Congress need to step up and support these common-sense proposals for the sake of our families and our children."
Statement from Swarthmore, PA, Mayor Rick Lowe:"Ending gun violence in America isn't about politics -- it's about saving lives. That's why passing sensible gun laws is something that people on both sides of the aisle agree upon. As part of a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to ending the carnage in this country, I am encouraged by President Obama's bold plan and I strongly urge members of Congress -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- to get behind it for the sake of our communities and our children."
Statement from Harrisburg, PA, Mayor Linda Thompson:"President Obama's bold and comprehensive plan to end gun violence in this country is comprised of sensible solutions that people on all sides of this debate can agree upon. It's now up to lawmakers in Congress to pass these measures that will help save lives. The American people won't accept inaction any longer."
Statement from Allentown, PA, Mayor Ed Pawlowski:"Thirty-three people are murdered by guns every day. The president has taken the first step, but how many more Americans must die before Congress follows suit? Congress can save countless lives by closing the private sale loophole and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines."