Thank you to the Philadelphia Inquirer who checked in with our Congressmen and Senators to see where they stand on several gun regulation issues following the Las Vegas shootings. You will likely find it interesting reading.
Inquirer Reporting on Current PA Congressmen, Senator Gun Regulation Positions
The charts below show the key data.
We are hearing that key leaders in Congress are trying to avoid banning “bump stocks”, the item that was readily and inexpensively purchased to convert semi-automatic rifles into rifles simulating automatic weapons, and used to deadly effect in Las Vegas.
Wow. We would suggest a ban on bump stocks should be the MINIMUM change that is made.
America — How Many More must die before we have a serious conversation about common sense gun regulation… regulation that all of us can live with.
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Help us let our elected officials this DOES matter to us and we WANT CHANGE.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 12, 2017.
It was a difficult week for our nation, and particularly so for those of us deeply pained by the proliferation of gun violence in the United States.
We mourn the loss of life in Las Vegas, and send good wishes to the hundreds injured. It still boggles the mind to think of those numbers.
Do not make the mistake of thinking this problem is just, “Out there.” It also resides here in Chester County.
During the summer, we had three gun deaths, two in West Goshen and one in Coatesville.
During the past two weeks, we have had three more, Phoenixville, Pottstown and South Coatesville.
How many more…. How many more? How many more before we take action.
Gun Sense Chester County believes Common Ground is the Solution TM.
We are working to:
- Educate citizens about gun violence and gun regulation
- Engage them in helping us turn existing common ground between those who do not own guns, and those who do, into common sense gun regulation
- Act to work with our elected officials to pass appropriate legislation.
This issue is not about “them.” It’s about “us.” The presence of guns in our communities affects all of us…from concert goers in Las Vegas to residents of Chester County.
Let’s have some thoughtful conversation about approaches that will recognize the rights of ALL residents of our communities.
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Thoughts adapted from a Letter to the Editor of the Daily Local News:
On Monday we awoke to news of yet another tragic mass murder. How many times do we go through this before we demand our elected officials change gun laws?
While Gun Sense Chester County is not “anti gun” we are for common sense gun regulation. The permissiveness of gun purchase and carry regulations has gone well beyond the bounds of common sense.
And as we sit here absorbing yet another mass gun murder…
Today, the National Rifle Association is working to pass Federal law making it easier to purchase gun silencers. (House of Representatives Bill 3668)
Today, the NRA is working to overturn a Maryland regulation banning the sale of semi-automatic rifles.
And, today, you are…?
I am sure the words sad, upset, frustrated and more may come to mind. The truth is, those words without action are not going to change anything.
If you think we need to find a different path forward — call and tell your elected officials. Do it TODAY.
And then, watch how they vote on gun related issues.
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Join us at our meeting Tuesday, Oct 3 at 7:15 p.m. at 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd., West Chester 19382 (Westminster Presbyterian Church) if you’d like to share your thoughts about this tragedy and learn more about about gun violence and gun regulation issues.
The meeting is free and open to all.