Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. took the floor during this week’s virtual City Council meeting to urge people to speak up if someone they know is going through a mental health crisis. Jones’ remarks come in the aftermath of Monday’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shooting, which left one man dead […]
Why Pa. needs a ‘Red Flag’ law: 72 hours could save your life | Opinion
Uncontrollable gun violence does not need to be our American reality.
‘Red flag’ proposal popular among Pennsylvania voters, poll finds
Eighty percent of respondents to a Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday said they strongly or somewhat favor "giving courts the ability to seize a person's firearms if they are judged to be a threat to themselves or others."
What a successful red flag law looks like: Florida seized guns from 2,654 people since Parkland | Thursday Morning Coffee
So it turns out that red flag laws work if you let them. Shockah.
Too many Pa. veterans are dying by suicide. Tell your lawmakers that Red Flag laws save lives | Opinion
There is something we can do. Through supporting actionable legislation, Pennsylvanians can prevent tragedies beginning right here in our state.
I’m a Pa. veteran. We need an ERPO law to fight the epidemic of veteran suicide | Opinion
On average, 20 veterans die by suicide every single day in America. And Pa’s service veteran suicide rate is consistently higher than the national numbers.
‘We won’t stop until the job is done’: Activists, lawmakers call for passage of red flag law
On the surface, Melissa Shusterman said, her brother-in-law had it all. He was successful in business. He was beloved in his community. His energy was boundless. But it still masked a deeper pain. A few years ago, she said, he took his own life, becoming one of the roughly 2,000 Pennsylvanians who die by suicide […]
In states with red flag laws, critics are raising due process concerns. Are they right? | Thursday Morning Coffee
Pennsylvania could soon have its own red flag law. Advocates want to protect public safety - and protect civil liberties at the same time.
Red flag laws prevent gun suicides and mass shootings. Pa. needs this law now | Opinion
The simple truth is Red Flag laws keep dangerous individuals from causing bloodshed in our communities, schools and even in our own homes.
The common denominator in Pennsylvania’s veteran suicides? Firearms, experts say
In 2016, 236 veterans died by suicide in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
How one Republican lawmaker is trying to balance gun rights and due process in Pennsylvania
The state ACLU has gone from opposed to neutral on a propose "red flag law."
At Lancaster hospital, Auditor General DePasquale says more investment in mental health necessary to stop gun deaths
On Tuesday, Eugene DePasquale highlighted his top suggestion inside the trauma bay at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital: expand access to mental health services and reduce the stigma.