Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker To Host Community Event In Support Of Background Checks For Every Gun Sale


Police Chief Davis, Mayor Walker and Community Members Will Thank Senators Casey and Toomey for Their Leadership, Ask Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Take Action

May 02, 2013, 18:10 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

ALIQUIPPA, Pa., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker will host a community event with Police Chief Andre Davis, Rob Conroy of CeaseFirePA and community members to demand action from Pennsylvania lawmakers to reduce gun violence. In April, Senators Pat Toomey and Robert Casey stood with 88 percent of Pennsylvania voters and voted to expand background checks to private gun sales at gun shows and online. Pennsylvania Representatives Mike Fitzpatrick, Pat Meehan, Matt Cartwright, Robert Brady and Chaka Fattah have co-sponsored identical legislation in the House.

WHAT: Community event in support of expanded background checks

WHO: Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker
Aliquippa Police Chief Andre Davis
Rob Conroy, Western PA Coordinator, CeaseFirePA
Antonio Pitts, Funeral Director, Pitts Funeral Home

WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, May 3, 2013, 1:00 PM

WHERE: Aliquippa City Hall
581 Franklin Ave.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

RSVP: Dave Scholnick,

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Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 mayors from across the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country.  The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has united the nation's mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns.  Learn more at

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