Motorists Honk in Support of 'Gun Sense' Moms

Members of a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America protested at state Rep. Justin Simmons' (R-131) office in Coopersburg Wednesday, eliciting support from passersby.

Members of a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America protested at state Rep. Justin Simmons' (R-131) office in Coopersburg Wednesday, eliciting support in the form of honks from passersby, the Express-Times reported.

The group members want the Pennsylvania state legislature to pass a bill that would require background checks for all gun buyers, but Simmons said he opposes passage of House Bill 1010 because it would infringe on his constituents' Second Amendment rights, the article published by the newspaper indicated.

The 131st legislative district includes the Southern Lehigh area, as well as portions of other nearby municipalities such as Lower Saucon Township.

Photo: A screen shot of the logo on the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America website.
alwaysRight October 31, 2013 at 11:25 PM
alwaysRight October 31, 2013 at 11:26 PM
alwaysRight October 31, 2013 at 11:26 PM
alwaysRight October 31, 2013 at 11:26 PM
“This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety ... While we recognize that assault-weapon legislation will not stop all assault-weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals.” --Ronald Reagan, in a May 3, 1994 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, which was also signed by Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. “I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home.” --Ronald Reagan, in a speech at his 78th birthday celebration in Los Angeles on February 6, 1989. “Certain forms of ammunition have no legitimate sporting, recreational, or self-defense use and thus should be prohibited.” --Ronald Reagan, in an August 28, 1986 signing statement on a bill that banned the production and importation of armor-piercing bullets. “With the right to bear arms comes a great responsibility to use caution and common sense on handgun purchases.” --Ronald Reagan, speech at George Washington University in a on March 29, 1991. “Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns. This level of violence must be stopped.” --Ronald Reagan, in a March 29, 1991 New York Times op-ed in support of the Brady Bill. “I think maybe there could be some restrictions that there had to be a certain amount of training taken.” --Ronald Reagan, in a press conference in Toronto on June 21, 1988, suggesting that prospective gun owners should have to receive training before purchasing a firearm. “Well, I think there has to be some (gun) control.” --Ronald Reagan, during a question-and-answer session with high-school students on November 14, 1988.
LSNative November 01, 2013 at 07:40 AM
If you want some real enlightenment, why not see what law enforcement says about gun control. For starters, 90% of police feel that armed citizens would decrease the number of fatalities in an armed shooter event. http://www.policeone.com/Gun-Legislation-Law-Enforcement/articles/6183787-PoliceOnes-Gun-Control-Survey-11-key-lessons-from-officers-perspectives/


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