Final Passage of ERPO & Universal Background Check Legislation Marks Historic Progress for Safer Communities
MontCo Sheriff First in PA to Inspect Licenced Firearm Dealers
New Program Shown to Reduce Illegal Firearm Trafficking & Gun Homicide
PA House Judiciary Committee Passes Common Agenda to End Gun Violence
Advocates hope the full House votes soon on these four bills, because lives are being lost every day.
With Gun Safety Laws in the Balance, CeaseFirePA PAC Endorses Heather Boyd in PA House Special Election
CeaseFirePA PAC, the Commonwealth’s leading gun violence prevention organization, announced their endorsement of candidate Heather Boyd for the May 16th Special Election for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Hundreds Rally at PA Capitol As First Gun Violence Prevention Hearing in a Decade Kickstarts Life-Saving Solutions
More than 400 Pennsylvanians gathered in Harrisburg at #MarchForOurLivesPA to push for life-saving solutions to a public health crisis that has only worsened in recent years.
Pennsylvanians Descend on Harrisburg to Demand General Assembly “Do Something” to End Gun Violence
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.
Major Federal Action Ends Ghost Guns as “Weapon of Choice” for Criminals
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.
CeaseFirePA Interns Wanted
CeaseFirePA is looking for interns to support our work to end the epidemic of gun violence. Gun violence takes too many lives and harms too many people across the country. Mass shootings have devastated Pittsburgh, Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Newtown. The daily...
Governor Wolf Invests $15 Million in ARP Funds in Anti-Violence Programs
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Today Governor Wolf announced his administration is adding $15 million in anti-violence grant programs to combat Pennsylvania’s gun violence epidemic. This is in addition to the $30 million already allocated…
Kyle Rittenhouse’s Acquittal Will Embolden Vigilantes & Undermine Public Safety
The trial made one thing perfectly clear: Rittenhouse’s military-style rifle and the threatening manner in which he wielded it only served to heighten tensions and invite deadly conflict