Philly Councilmember Curtis Jones urges citizens to call out ‘red flag’ behavior

BY: - October 9, 2021

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

BY: - June 2, 2021

Uncontrollable gun violence does not need to be our American reality.

‘Red flag’ proposal popular among Pennsylvania voters, poll finds

BY: - October 31, 2019

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

BY: - October 24, 2019

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

BY: - October 2, 2019

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

BY: - September 18, 2019

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

BY: - September 17, 2019

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

BY: - September 5, 2019

Pennsylvania could soon have its own red flag law. Advocates want to protect public safety - and protect civil liberties at the same time.

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.

The common denominator in Pennsylvania’s veteran suicides? Firearms, experts say

BY: - July 16, 2019

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

BY: - May 14, 2019

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

BY: - April 23, 2019

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.