Pa. House votes on gun safety bills highlight Democrats’ ‘humble majority’

BY: and - May 22, 2023

‘There is no doubt in my mind that the shameful era of doing nothing is coming to an end,’ Rep Dan Frankel said.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. House lawmakers show bipartisan support for Republican gun safety bill amendments

BY: - May 3, 2023

'What I think you saw today is some Republicans willing to work on real solutions to this crisis,' CeaseFirePA Executive Director Adam Garber said.

Legislative package to prevent shooting deaths heads toward Pa. House floor

BY: - April 26, 2023

The legislation, Republican committee members said, would do little to reduce crime and create legal pitfalls for gun owners.

Relatives of gun violence victims hold pictures of their loved ones at a CeaseFirePA and March For Our Lives rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall)

Survivors’ heartbreak points toward gun violence solutions, advocates tell Pa. House panel

BY: - March 23, 2023

'The Legislature has stood by and watched death after death, shooting after shooting with no action. Today, that changes,' Judiciary Committee Chairperson Tim Briggs said.

States want to make it easier to use red flag laws | Analysis

BY: - June 28, 2022

Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., have such laws. Pa. buried its bill in committee.

Congress sends Biden historic gun safety legislation, with GOP support

BY: - June 24, 2022

'Let us not judge the legislation for what it does not do, but for what it does,' U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.


Red flag laws saved 7.3K Americans in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11.4K more | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2022

In Florida, where the request must come from police, an average of five of these orders are granted every day.


Raising the red flag over Pa. | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 18, 2022

Earlier this week, a Republican-controlled House committee buried a proposal that would have helped reduce suicide deaths among veterans.

As Washington acts, Pa. House panel moves to strand gun violence-reduction bills

BY: - June 13, 2022

Rep. Jared G. Solomon, D-Philadelphia, told his colleagues that he believed the panel had a "moral imperative" to take action on the bills.


Pass Red Flag laws, which have bipartisan support, and reduce firearms deaths | Opinion

BY: - May 29, 2022

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