Panto Appears in Gun Violence PSA
Easton mayor one of several speaking against illegal guns in ad featured on CNN Wednesday.
Easton Mayor Sal Panto is one of several heads of U.S. cities featured in a new public service ad calling on Congress to help end gun violence
The ad—featured in a CNN story Wednesday morning—was created by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
It shows a group of mayors—including Panto, Ed Pawlowski of Allentown and Michael Nutter of Philadelphia—asking legislators to require background checks for all gun sales, take military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines off the streets and to make gun trafficking a federal crime.
(Panto appears twice in the 86-second clip: first at 17 seconds in and again at the 34-second mark.)
"I support the rights of the Second Amendment," he says at one point.
Last year, the mayor—along with several of his local counterparts—signed a petition asking for many of the same things argued for in the PSA.