West Chester residents rally for gun violence protection

by Candice Monhollan, Daily Local News, 6/2/16

WEST CHESTER >> People in orange were marching around the streets of West Chester Thursday morning as part of the national Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Even more so because, as of a proclamation unanimously approved by the borough council and read aloud by Mayor Carolyn Comitta, June 2 is Gun Violence Protection Day in West Chester.

“We need your voices — we need all the voices on gun violence protection,” said Comitta, a Democrat who is running for state representative against incumbent state Rep. Dan Truitt, R-156, of East Goshen. “It’s all about keeping our children, our families and our communities safe.”

Residents gathered at the steps of the old courthouse, decked in orange, and carried signs promoting background checks and to put a stop to senseless gun violence.

The group marched around the downtown portion of the borough and ended at the municipal building for a news conference….

Read more at Daily Local News. Also see a NBC10 video by Rosemary Connors highlighting National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the West Chester rally in the 5 p.m. show on June 2.

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