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Today, 19 children and two teachers were killed in Uvalde, Texas in a 90% Hispanic school. It was the 27th school shooting and the 212th mass shooting so far in the 144 days of 2022. Eleven days ago, 10 were murdered at a Black supermarket. In those 11 days, an estimated 22 Pennsylvanians were murdered with firearms. Countless more were injured.
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A coalition of faith, public health, education, veteran, and community organizations coordinated the event where attendees met with lawmakers to push for increased funding for community-based violence prevention programs and a Common Agenda to End Gun Violence. The coalition demanded policy action to address the epidemic of gun violence that claimed the lives of 1,752 Pennsylvanians in 2020.
A new U.S. Department of Justice rule that will be announced by President Biden regarding ghost guns. With this new rule, these kits that can be turned into fully-functioning firearms in less than an hour with simple tools, will now have to meet the same rules as other guns: serial numbers on the frame and a background check before purchase.