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Meehan Uses Opposition to Local Law Enforcement Officials as Basis for Fundraising Plea

Meehan Uses Opposition to Local Law Enforcement Officials as Basis for Fundraising Plea
 
Springfield, PA – Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee started running a new television advertisement spotlighting Pat Meehan’s opposition to keeping concealed weapons out of the hands of violent criminals.
 
Pat Meehan’s reply…?

“Help! I need more money!”
 
Meehan’s response—issued in a fundraising plea [see attached] – demonstrates his ongoing refusal to listen to law enforcement officials in the 7th District and around the state who are calling for the passage of a bill authored by Representative Bryan Lentz that would close a loophole in state law that violent criminals are using to legally carry concealed weapons in Pennsylvania. Instead, Meehan cited the commercial in his effort to raise money so he can push the policies of the NRA, which has donated thousands of dollars to his campaign and given him its endorsement.
 
According to an NRA press release [1], Meehan supports national right-to-carry reciprocity rules, which would allow other states to determine who can legally carry concealed weapons in Pennsylvania. Meehan also opposes banning the sale of assault weapons.
 
“Pat Meehan’s blatant attempt to use this public safety issue to raise money shows the level of contempt he has for the opinion of the law enforcement officials we are asking to protect our communities,” said Kevin McTigue, Bryan Lentz’s campaign manager. “This kind of behavior – listening to his special interest and corporate donors over the concerns of District residents — is why voters across Southeast Pennsylvania are rejecting his campaign.”
 
Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, is the prime sponsor of legislation designed to close the loophole in state law that lets criminals legally carry concealed weapons.
 
A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.

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