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Our Statement on the Uvalde Shooting and Ongoing Preventable Disasters

Our Statement on the Uvalde Shooting and Ongoing Preventable Disasters

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.

Pennsylvanians Descend on Harrisburg to Demand General Assembly “Do Something” to End Gun Violence

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

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.

Speedy Movement of Permitless Carry Bill Puts Lives at Risk

Speedy Movement of Permitless Carry Bill Puts Lives at Risk

Despite opposition from a wide range of law enforcement officials and gun violence prevention advocates, the Pennsylvania House has sped through legislation to allow anyone over 18 to carry a concealed firearm without any additional safety checks.

US Supreme Court hears decades-long misinformation campaign

US Supreme Court hears decades-long misinformation campaign

By Adam Garber November 3, 2021 For more than a century, New York State has required residents to make the case they have a heightened need for self-protection to carry a loaded, concealed firearm in public spaces. This simple law saves lives and reduces crime. But...