Philly lawmaker wants to give counties a new tool to fight gun violence | Thursday Morning Coffee
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With a series of gun-violence reduction bills bottled up in a House committee, it’s a safe assumption that another legislative session is going to come and go this year without lawmakers taking a serious crack at ending the epidemic of gun violence across the commonwealth. Yes, the Republican-controlled General Assembly did […]
Pa. budget adds money for gun violence prevention programs; bigger reforms are left undone
More substantive initiatives, such as an assault weapons ban, red flag law remain in committee.
As deaths rise, a new call for gun reform. Will Republicans listen? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
'Pennsylvania’s leaders must step up to do their part,' Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday.
Pa., three other states to share gun crime data in new collaboration against gun violence
In a virtual press briefing Thursday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed what’s known as a memorandum of understanding authorizing the law enforcement agencies in the partnering states to share relevant gun crime data with each other in an effort to prevent gun crimes and violence as well as identify and apprehend traffickers and dealers of firearms.
A bad idea whose time has come (again). Pa. House panel to take up local gun preemption bill | Monday Morning Coffee
Gun violence reduction advocates are mobilizing against the punitive preemption bill now before the House Judiciary Committee.
She’s a hunter from rural Pa. who supports gun reform. Will lawmakers finally listen? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
This time, advocates are calling in Pennsylvanians who speak Republicans' language on gun reform. Will it work?
‘We are all in the crossfire’: With gun violence on the rise during the pandemic, one Philadelphia mom is fighting back | Thursday Morning Coffee
“There’s a frustrating sense of normality about murders in our country … the reality is that we are all in the crossfire," an activist said. "The only way to reduce gun violence is to work together."