Veterans group advocating universal background checks

The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets.org, with over 220,000 supporters is launching a powerful new ad today supporting universal background checks for gun sales, in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and North Dakota. The ad features Iraq War Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Glenn Kunkel, who fires an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at a mannequin, displaying the power of the weapon. VoteVets.org said the ad could be expanded to other states, as well.

Chester County leaders call for action as polls show sweeping support for universal background checks on gun sales

Mayor Carolyn Comitta of West Chester, PA, speaks during a press conference calling for laws requiring universal background checks on all gun sales, held Saturday at the West Chester Borough Hall. More than 50 people attended the event, which was led by Chester County officials, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and CeaseFirePA and included several people who had been personally affected by gun violence.