mass-shootings

COMMENTARY

My family’s experience explains why mental health reform has to be part of the solution to mass shootings | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - April 7, 2021

While taking the guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who are dangerous would be a good start, actually helping those people deal with their problems would be the best course of action.

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Ban assault weapons. Every last damn one of them. The answer is staring us in the face | John L. Micek

BY: - March 25, 2021

What do we now? Where do we go next? We know the answer. Now legislators need to summon the courage to finally act. 

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Here’s the price of our inaction on gun violence: More dead. More wounded. And no answers | John L. Micek

BY: - October 11, 2019

by the time you finish reading this, someone, somewhere, will have been shot with a gun in America. The data suggests they might die. 

Four Pa. Republicans voted for a landmark gun control law in 1993. Now there’s just one yes vote. Here’s what that means

BY: - September 1, 2019

Despite increased pressure from Democrats and gun safety advocates, it’s far from certain that lawmakers will enact significant legislation. 

Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans: Trump isn’t a ‘reliable’ partner on gun control

BY: - August 26, 2019

The Philadelphia Democrat says he hopes Congress can still get something done on gun control this fall. But the White House and Republicans need to help.

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Sen. Tom Killion, R-Montgomery, rallies in the Capitol for Senate Bill 90, which would create a Red Flag gun control law.

Red flag laws prevent gun suicides and mass shootings. Pa. needs this law now | Opinion

BY: - August 23, 2019

The simple truth is Red Flag laws keep dangerous individuals from causing bloodshed in our communities, schools and even in our own homes.

COMMENTARY

Not banning weapons of war? That’s an assault on common sense | John L. Micek

BY: - August 15, 2019

The United States banned these weapons for a decade, from 1994 to 2013. We need a new ban. And we need it now.

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We have the momentum. Lawmakers have act now to fight gun violence | Opinion

BY: - August 11, 2019

Either in special session or as soon as we return in September, we need to immediately pass laws requiring universal background checks and implementing a “Red Flag” law giving family members and others the power to ask the courts to remove guns from people who may be a danger to themselves or others.

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Gun violence is our national pathology. How do we cure it? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - August 10, 2019

After Dayton and El Paso, where do we go next?

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Here’s how Harrisburg can do its part to fight gun violence | Opinion

BY: - August 9, 2019

We must fight against the normalization of mass murder by renewed commitment to working together to enact meaningful change. 

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We have to keep fighting for these common-sense gun laws | Mary Gay Scanlon

BY: - August 9, 2019

Responsible gun ownership, supported by life-saving gun safety policy, is not an infringement on the 2nd Amendment.

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The Legislature can’t wait any longer on gun control | Opinion

BY: - August 8, 2019

As Dr. King said, we need to feel the “fierce urgency of now,” because people are dying.