Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chief Kessler to Appear on Business Matters Monday, October 21

The Chamber is excited to bring you a special episode of Business Matters, with controversial Police Chief Mark Kessler, on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. on WFMZ-TV Channel 69. Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler is well known for his curse-riddled YouTube videos about gun rights, where he shoots automatic weapons at targets, some of which are nicknamed after government officials.

Kessler was suspended from his $15.25-an-hour job this summer for using borough weapons in the YouTube videos, and he is currently in the middle of a termination hearing in Schuylkill County. The termination hearings and press appearances have given an outlet for both anti- and pro-gun rights activists to tell support their causes, with many on the pro-gun rights side often carrying their weapons on their shoulder to demonstrate their support for Kessler. 

Kessler, his town's lone cop, is fighting to get his job back after he was fired last month for appearing in a series of extreme, pro-gun YouTube videos. Investigators said Kessler was in violation of town policy because the weapons were owned by the borough.

Make sure to watch this Monday night at 7:30 p.m. for what is sure to be a hotly contested topic. Past episodes of Business Matters can be viewed anytime online at and are also available as podcasts so you can listen on the go.

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