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
Guns In the News
CeaseFirePA Applauds Executive Actions on Gun Safety, Urges Sen. Toomey to Publicly Support
Today the White House announced a series of executive actions to curb the gun violence epidemic devastating communities in Pennsylvania, including the proliferation of deadly “ghost” guns. These easily-completed firearms can be bought without a background check,...
Hundreds Virtually Lobby for Common Agenda to End Gun Violence
For Immediate Release: March 23, 2021 For More Information: Adam Garber, CeaseFire PA Executive Director, (267) 515-1220, firstname.lastname@example.org Frances Patano, CeaseFirePA Communications Manager, email@example.com Video recording available upon request....
First-ever Gun Show Bans Ghost Guns, Slowing Flow of Deadly Crime Guns
Attorney General Shapiro’s historic agreement with Eagle Arms Productions will slow the flow of these weapons into criminal enterprises and violent individuals’ hands. Other gun show promoters shouldn’t wait for a sting to stop the sale of ghost gun kits like the Polymer 80.
Following Mass Shooting, Brady, CeasefirePA Call For Renewed Resources to Combat On-Going Gun Violence in Philadelphia
Yesterday’s mass shooting continues Philadelphia’s record-setting gun violence, with over 250 shooting victims in 2021, disproportionately affecting Black residents FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Adam Garber, Executive Director, CeaseFirePA Education Fund...
The seeds of the armed insurrection in D.C.
The seeds of an attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol started years ago. Here’s what I’ll tell my son about it.
CeaseFire Pennsylvania Education Fund condemns this week’s vigilante attacks on protesters in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania
“Fighting for racial justice is difficult and dangerous enough without citizen vigilantes opening fire on ordinary Americans exercising their civic responsibility to make the world a better place,” said Rob Conroy, CeaseFirePA’s organizing director. “While someone dying or being injured is the worst possible outcome, these assaults—even when taken at face value—demonstrate that the failure of our government to establish gun safety laws actively endangers our communities and works to weaken our democracy.”
Shut Down The School Shooting Hoodies
Bstroy claims it was trying to be ironic by promoting these sweatshirts. There is nothing ironic about gun violence. There is only the real trauma suffered by survivors and victims’ families.
Senator Toomey Seems Confused and Upset
In a news article about our advocacy for S 42, the Senate version of the strong bipartisan background check bill that passed the House earlier this year, Senator Pat Toomey accused CeaseFirePA of "flip-flopping on bipartisan background checks." The senator is wrong...
Governor Wolf Signs Gun Violence Executive Order
On Friday, Governor Tom Wolf signed a new executive order aimed at addressing Pennsylvania's gun violence problem. Last year, Pennsylvania lost over 1600 people due to guns, from homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings. Suicides in PA have increased...