Meehan Touts Endorsement of CeaseFirePA

Meehan Touts Endorsement of CeaseFirePA
 
CHESTER—Today, retired Army Captain Shannon Meehan, the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the 163rd House District, joined State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland (HD-159) and other Delaware County State House candidates for an endorsement by CeaseFirePA, Pennsylvania’s largest gun violence prevention organization.
 
“We are proud to endorse Shannon Meehan because he understands the real need to curtail gun violence,” said Joe Grace, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA. “His experience with counter-insurgency operations in the Iraq War gives Shannon a unique perspective on this issue from most legislators in Harrisburg, and we are happy to have him on our side.”
 
Meehan’s opponent in the race is 31-year incumbent Rep. Nick Micozzie, who has repeatedly sided with the gun lobby on common sense gun-control legislation. He voted against a statewide lost or stolen handgun reporting requirement in 2008; he voted against considering a bill to close the Florida Loophole, despite hearing testimony from every leading law enforcement group in the state in favor of doing so; and he voted to prevent debate on HB 40, the “Castle Doctrine,” before voting to expand the area in which a homeowner can shoot someone dead, no questions asked. Meanwhile, 1,200 gun-related deaths occur across the Commonwealth each year.
 
“My opponent has consistently been on the wrong side of this issue,” said Meehan. “As a State Representative, I will be on the side of law enforcement and our community in my fight for common sense gun control legislation.”

Former Tank Platoon Leader, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Captain Shannon Meehan (US Army Ret.) is the Democratic nominee for the 163rd House Seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Born and raised in Eastern Delaware County, he was an All-Delco, Hall of Fame wrestler at Upper Darby High School before attending Virginia Military Institute and serving in Iraq. Also among his official commendations is the Army Commendation for Valor. He currently lives in Secane, PA with his wife, Amanda Jane, and their newborn son, Brady Cole.

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October 21st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments