LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- More than a dozen mayors in eastern Pennsylvania are joining in calls for Congress to stop gun violence.
Mayors of Lancaster, Chester, Media and other communities held news conferences in the seats of Delaware and Lancaster counties Monday, the one-month anniversary of the Connecticut school shooting in which 20 children and six adults were murdered.
They urged passage of federal laws requiring background checks for anyone who buys a gun, banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and making gun trafficking a federal crime.
They also touted a TV ad sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- http://www.demandaplan.org -- featuring relatives of gun-violence victims demanding action in Washington. Organizers say it will be aired in the Philadelphia and Lancaster markets.