Delco Mayors Speak Out Against Gun Violence

The mayors discussed what they wanted to hear from Vice President Joe Biden’s anti-gun violence recommendations on Tuesday.

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    On the one month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Delaware County mayors gathered together on Monday to remember the tragic day.

    “I’m asking everyone for a moment of silence on the one month anniversary of that tragedy,” said Collingdale Mayor Frank Kelly.

    The mayors then discussed what they wanted to hear from Vice President Joe Biden’s anti-gun violence recommendations on Tuesday.

    “Assault weapons do belong to police and to military,” said Media Mayor Bob McMahon. “But give me a reason why it belongs in the hands of citizens where people who are mentally disturbed can get their hands on it.

    “It’s not about 2nd amendment rights it’s about helping our boroughs control crime,” said Lansdowne Mayor Jayne Young.

    Some critics of tighter gun control say there are enough gun laws.

    “I just hope they read the constitution,” said one man when we asked him his opinion on the recommendations coming tomorrow.

    The mayors also say they want mandatory background checks at gun shows. Currently none are required at the shows in Pennsylvania. The mayors believe congress will have to come together no matter what is recommended and that some local U.S. representatives are still on the fence.

    “I have talked to elected officials but what I have done is given them my views,” said Mayor McMahon. “They certainly listened.”

    Vice President Biden is expected to release his recommendations Tuesday morning.