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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Oxford, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
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    Post ATTN: Town Hall on "Gun Violence" to be held in Philadelphka on Tuesday Aug. 13th

    My wife just got a voicemail notification that US congresswoman Mary Gay Scalion is going to hold a town hall on "gun violence" on Tuesday, August 13th. It will be held at the Francis J. Myers Recreation Center in Philadelphia starting at 6:00 pm. I'm hoping that this town hall doesn't turn out to be a propaganda event for gun control but I'm not holding my breath since she is a democrat. I hope that someone from this forum from the Philadelphia area will be able to attend and let us know how it went. if you do go, please be calm and respectful. We don't need to give the other side any additional ammunition so to speak.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is and remains immortal.- Albert Pines

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
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    Default Re: ATTN: Town Hall on "Gun Violence" to be held in Philadelphka on Tuesday Aug. 13th

    It'll probably make CNN's "gun violence" town hall seem like the SHOT show.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Delco, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
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    Default Re: ATTN: Town Hall on "Gun Violence" to be held in Philadelphka on Tuesday Aug. 13th

    You need a gun to go to that area. She is rabid anti gun. Email I received from her.

    Dear friends,

    We have to keep fighting for commonsense gun-safety laws.

    One of the very first U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearings that I attended was about the impact of gun violence in our communities — the first such hearing in nearly a decade.

    It was devastating.

    Parents clung to photos of the children they had buried. Survivors fought through tears, demanding action. When we voted to send two gun-safety bills to the House floor, advocates and members of the committee wept tears of joy.

    We lose 100 people every single day to an epidemic that some would rather politicize than solve. From hate-fueled massacres such as the mass shootings in Pittsburgh and El Paso, to the senseless violence we see in our communities every day — this is a public health crisis, and it is time we treat it as such. We cannot wait any longer.

    Too often, progress gets lost in the headlines. Due to the work of such groups as CeaseFire PA, Moms Demand Action, Giffords, and Everytown, and the commitment to change from a new generation of advocates who are just eligible to vote, Pennsylvania joined other states in passing common sense gun safety legislation last year for the first time in decades, and we elected the first gun safety majority to the U.S. House.

    The House has passed four major gun safety measures since January, including H.R.8 – The Bipartisan Background Checks Act, H.R.1112 – The Enhanced Background Checks Act that closes the Charleston Loophole, H.R. 2740 – Increased funding for the Centers for Disease Control to study gun violence in schools, and H.R. 1585 – The Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act which includes a measure to close the boyfriend loophole.

    All of these bills are sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk, ready for Senate action. McConnell jokes about his legislative graveyard, but 40,000 families are burying loved ones in actual graveyards each year, when their lives are cut short by gun violence. House Resolution 8 and H.R. 1112 were supposed to be the common sense bills we see become laws, the ones that 97 percent of the American public support, but they too sit untouched on McConnell’s desk.

    So, our work must continue.

    Gun violence has become the second leading cause of death for children in this country, and the number one cause of death for black children. Nearly two thirds of gun deaths are suicides, and over 50 women are fatally shot by an intimate partner every month.

    An outlier among developed nations, the United States owns the Gun Violence epidemic and it is time we own up to solutions that are long overdue. Responsible gun ownership, supported by life-saving gun safety policy, is not an infringement on the 2nd Amendment.

    We need to eliminate background check loopholes, reinstate the ban on assault weapons, outlaw large magazines, and provide much more robust community mental health services.

    These are all common-sense, constitutional measures. While ever more bloodshed transforms our families and communities in ways we could never have imagined, like armed guards in places of worship and bullet proof backpacks for toddlers, we cannot afford any more excuses or delays. We need action.

    How many more people need to die before our representatives across all branches of government summon the courage to shrug off the NRA’s golden shackles, and act in the best interest of the people they represent?

    We must not become numb to this violence, to the pain of lives lost, and to the anger at indifferent leaders.

    We will not stop fighting or stand by silently. We will transform our pain into compassion, our tiredness into advocacy, and paralysis into action. Our families, our children, and our country depends on it.

    Mary Gay

    I wish I didn't trash the letter I received from her. She appreciates hearing from me even though we disagree. Writing to her is like pissing in the wind.
    Sticks and stones will break my bones but hollow points expand on impact.

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