Legislators discuss ERPO bills in Delaware County

Legislators discuss ERPO bills in Delaware County

Delaware County officials and advocates joined the sponsors of two bills introduced in Harrisburg aiming to reduce gun violence Friday. Extreme risk protection orders, or ERPOs, serve as ways families and others can have firearms removed from the possession of those considered a threat to themselves or others.

ERPO laws exist in 14 states currently, including four that border Pennsylvania. Across the state, there have been more concerted efforts for protective laws, notably following the horrific shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last October.
Friday, April 5, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Gov. Wolf, legislators and advocates join to support stronger gun legislation

Gov. Wolf, legislators and advocates join to support stronger gun legislation

Gov. Tom Wolf joined legislators and advocates for Tuesday's CeaseFire PA press conference to show their support for safer communities and stronger gun legislation. 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Capitol prepares for newly extended run of gun-policy public hearings

Capitol prepares for newly extended run of gun-policy public hearings

In response to a torrent of outrage on guns and cries for stricter gun laws, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee will hold five public hearings over the next two weeks on firearm laws.

The meetings were originally slated for Monday through Thursday of next week, but will now run from April 9 through 11, along with April 16 and 17. The additional meetings were necessary to accommodate additional speakers.

Friday, April 6, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

CeaseFire PA Unveils 2014 Voters Guide on Gun Violence Prevention Issues

CeaseFire PA unveiled its Voter Guide for the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor during a press conference at the Capitol on Monday.

The organization analyzed candidate positions on a variety of gun safety proposals, including improvements to Pa.’s background check system, a ban on assault weapon and high capacity magazines, and mandatory lost and stolen reporting. Each gubernatorial hopeful was assessed on his or her answers to CeaseFire PA’s questionnaire. Katie McGinty and Allyson Schwartz scored a 100%, Rob McCord scored a 84% and Tom Wolf scored a 79% while Tom Corbett and Bob Guzzardi did not respond to the questionnaire.

Monday, April 7, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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