An estimated 700 gun sense advocates from across Pennsylvania jammed the rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg yesterday for the “Demand a Vote” Rally. Those gathered called on the leadership of the Pennsylvania legislature to facilitate a vote on a package of gun sense bills on the floors of the PA House and Senate. Now.
Terry Rumsey, Co-Chair of Delco United, kicked off the Rally by leading the overflow crowd in a series of chants that threatened to blow the roof off of the historic Capitol building.
“VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!” bellowed the spirited throng in a deafening demand for action that sent an unmistakable message to the leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature:
The vast majority of the people of the Commonwealth are tired of common sense gun bills being locked up in a vault in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, where good gun safety bills are sent to die.
A busload from Chester and a busload from Media departed Delaware County yesterday in the early morning dawn and returned home by early evening with the Delco United riders imbued with a new sense of hope and determination that we can take back our State government from the NRA.
Delaware County State Representatives Brian Kirkland (D-159), Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-161) and Jamie Santora (R-163) joined the rally as an expression of support for an immediate vote on bills for universal background checks on gun sales and other common sense gun legislation.