I’m a Republican and former straw purchaser who supports life-saving gun reform | Opinion

BY: - June 6, 2023

As the state Senate takes up gun violence reduction bills, I’m imploring my fellow Republicans to listen to my perspective.

As Pgh synagogue shooter trial begins, there’s new hope for changes to Pa.’s gun, hate crimes laws

BY: - April 23, 2023

'We feel more momentum now for life-saving gun violence prevention policy change than we've felt in years,' Josh Fleitman, of CeaseFirePa, said

As the U.S. reels from more mass shootings, a renewed push for reform on Capitol Hill 

BY: - February 16, 2023

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, is among the backers of the effort


Philly lawmaker wants to give counties a new tool to fight gun violence | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 28, 2022

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

BY: - July 12, 2022

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

BY: - April 27, 2022

'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

BY: - October 7, 2021

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

BY: - May 24, 2021

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

BY: - March 24, 2021

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

BY: - March 4, 2021

“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."