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Media Mayor Joins Demand to End Gun Violence

Media Mayor Bob McMahon and 11 other Delaware County mayors and local law enforcement officials call on President Obama and members of Congress to take immediate steps to end the nation’s gun violence epidemic.

A month after the shooting deaths of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Media Mayor Bob McMahon and 11 other Delaware County mayors and local law enforcement officials gathered at the Towne House in Media, calling on the President and Congress to take immediate steps to end the nation’s gun violence epidemic.

A television ad by Mayors Against Illegal Guns was also released Monday. The ad features family members of gun violence victims demanding a plan of action from Washington. It will air in the Philadelphia market and can be seen here www.DemandAPlan.org or view the attached clip.

"As a combat Veteran in Vietnam, I believe that that military style firearms and clips should be limited to the military and law enforcement officials," McMahon said in a statement.

McMahon and the other Delaware County mayors, both Democrat and Republican, urged Washington to end gun violence in America by:

  • Requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales.
  • Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • Making gun trafficking a federal crime.

 

See a video of the press conference here on Delaware County Daily Times.

 

This press release was provided by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

 

 


Janet Lis January 16, 2013 at 05:17 PM
I agree with and support this effort by the Mayors Against Guns. The adequacy of mental health services should also be addressed, as well as the proliferation of violence in the media.
Beth Alois January 16, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Bob McMahon, Mayor Jayne Young of Lansdowne, and the other Delco mayors spoke for many of us on this issue. As a gun owner and a Delco resident, I support this effort.
JEFFREY January 19, 2013 at 09:46 PM
I support most of this, but not the term, "military STYLE" guns. It doesn't matter what style the gun is. They are all "semi-automatic" which is legal. It's the full automatic capability that is illegal and it doesn't matter what the style is or better phrased, what it looks like. The only part people hear is the word military and if the gun has a similar shape, the government wants to make it illegal to own. All the other guns/rifles that have the very same capability, that is, shoots semi-automatically, would still be legal. That doesn't make any sense. Any weapon, in any style with has the capability to shoot in an "automatic' mode is and still will be illegal. As far as high capacity clips are concerned, many popular handguns hold up to 14 rounds. That is not considered high capacity. Clips which hold 30 or more, is considered high capacity and I do agree, we don't need that to defend ourselves from enemies, foreign or domestic or even the home invasion crimes. If I can't stop 'em with 14 rounds per clip, I don't deserve to have one. More importantly, if I had too, I would put in another clip of 14 rounds. If the bill being discussed does not allow for military "style" guns or normal capacity rounds, I will not support it. If I had a single shot - one round capability rifle that was the shape of "military style" rifle, I would be in violation of the law. That, my friend, is ludicrous and not acceptable.
JEFFREY January 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM
I stand corrected - fully automatic weapons are legal BUT the purchase has to be from a special authorized gun dealer and the background checks go farther than the state. It has to go through the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) and if, (A VERY BIG IF), the ATF approves it, it is legal. A regular local firearms dealer who does not (or is not approved) go through the ATF, can not deal in automatic firearms.

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