Reporting Brad Segall
By Brad Segall
CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – A 25-state national bus tour supporting an effort to reduce gun violence by expanding background checks rolled into Delaware County Monday morning.
It’s called “No More Names” and supporters say this is not about trampling on second amendment rights. It’s instead about common sense legislation they say is tough on crime.
The bus pulled into Chester where gun violence took the lives of at least three men just last week.
“I am begging for those who have not gotten on board to get on board because one life lost is one life too many,” Beverly Wright said.
Wright is president of Women of Strength. She’s lost a son to gun violence.
The group is calling on Congressmen Jim Gerlach and Charles Dent to sign on to legislation that would extend background checks to cover private firearms sales at gun shows.
They also want Pennsylvania residents to call their state lawmakers and urge them to support House Bill 1010, which is a state measure that requires checks for private sales of military style assault weapons and long guns.