This morning, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Willilams addressed @GunCrisisNews on Twitter, calling for your help to stop gun violence. Williams’ tweet included a graphic image from the a crime scene in Germantown where a 21-year-old man was shot three times at about 10 a.m. in the area of Germantown Avenue and Walnut Lane:
Former Pennsylvania Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell speaks during a press conference Wednesday morning outside the offices of Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey in Philadelphia, urging him to support background checks for all gun sales.
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.
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.
Flowers remain Wednesday at the memorial to the victims of the 2011 mass shooting that killed six people and wounded 14 others, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Photographs by Tom Kelly III, used with permission by the GunCrisis Reporting Project. Earlier Thursday, Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly came to the scene to urge lawmakers…