The owner of a Lehigh Valley diner was recently interviewed on NPR as part of the ongoing debate over gun control and the right to bear arms.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Fountain Hill Mayor Jose Rosado, Bethlehem mayoral candidate J. William Reynolds and other supporters of Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally on 'National Day to Demand Action.'
Congress may be on its Easter/Passover recess, but the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns doesn't want it to catch a break. On Thursday, MAIG and Organizing For Action led a series of 100 rallies around the country asking people to contact their legislators to get them to support stronger gun laws. One of those rallies happened in Easton's Centre Square, where Fountain Hill Mayor Jose Rosado and Bethlehem City Councilman J. William Reynolds, one of two Democrats running for mayor this year, added their voices to the protest. Rosado said he was speaking as both a government official and an educator when he said anyone could be "in the wrong place at the wrong time" -- students at school, people on front porches, an audience at a movie …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan signs letter from more than 750 mayors urging president to take immediate steps to stop gun violence in wake of Connecticut shootings.
Mayor John Callahan is one of more than 750 mayors nationwide who signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to take immediate action to curb gun violence in the wake of the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday. The letter, dated Wednesday from an organization calling itself Mayors Against Illegal Guns, urges the president to pursue a new legislative agenda and take immediate steps to curb gun violence. Among the actions urged are a new assault weapons ban, the closing of private sale loopholes that circumvent criminal background checks on gun purchases and a recess appointment of a new director for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. …