Posted to PennLive Jan 21 – MLK Day – in response to the linked article:
Ignore the same person posting under anonymous names to insult you, Mayor Thompson. Thank you for doing what you can to protect the children of Harrisburg, including joining at least 782 US Mayors, including 200 – and most local ones – in Pa. Your efforts, if successful will have the additional effect of protecting my son in Derry Twp. We are all in this together, I appreciate your efforts and will do all I can to support your coalition.
I request all Harrisburg mayoral candidates of every party, as well as those for any office, to also back these commonsense initiatives in the linked ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ Dec. 19 letter to President Obama. The letter is copied to all four legislative leaders. They can’t all be wrong just because the NRA says they are.
These reasonable controls are widely supported across the political spectrum: Recall that R President Reagan supported the original assault weapons ban; staunchly R Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia declared same constitutional. Pro-gun PA Dem Senator Bob Casey said proposals to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips would not infringe on gun owners’ rights.
There IS consensus on this issue folks. The small and shrinking number who own our representation are the only ones opposed.
~ Steven W Todd, Derry Twp, PA