The debate over gun control continues in the county seat as both Norristown's interim Chief of Police Willie Richet and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro are expected to take to the steps of Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, March 28 to call for an end to gun violence and urge lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation like universal background checks.
The planned rally is part of a "National Day to Demand Action" organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan gun violence prevention advocacy organization co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. There are similar events planned in more than 100 towns and cities across the country today, according to the group.
The movement hopes to organize events and petition drives and encourage residents to call their representatives and ask them to support "commonsense gun laws like comprehensive and enforceable background checks."
Gun rights advocates held a rally in opposition to what they see as unnecessary and misguided legislation on the same spot in February of this year.
Gun Rights Advocates Rally in Norristown