Legislation

Letter to PA House Judiciary Committee: Vote NO on Punitive Preemption

Letter to PA House Judiciary Committee: Vote NO on Punitive Preemption

To: House Judiciary Committee From: Adam Garber, CeaseFire Pennsylvania Executive Director RE: Vote No on House Bill 979 Punitive Preemption May 19, 2021 Dear Representative, On Tuesday the House Judiciary Committee will consider legislation (House Bill 979, Dowling)...

Legislative Letter: Vote No on House Bill 2440

House Bill 2440 would prevent the closure of any gun-related business–whether we are in “normal” times or a national emergency like the current pandemic–for any reason, including failure to get appropriate insurance, meet legal business requirements, or ignore existing gun safety laws such as background check requirements. CeaseFirePA, the Commonwealth’s leading state-based gun violence prevention advocacy organization, urges you to vote no on HB 2440 if a floor vote is called on this bill.

Legislative Letter: Oppose House Bill 1747

To: All House Members From: Adam Garber, CeaseFire Pennsylvania Executive Director RE: Vote No on House Bill 1747, CeaseFire Pennsylvania’s Opposition to Firearm Bill Before the House Dear Representative, CeaseFire Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth leading state-based...

Legislation Puts Gun Economy Above Public Health

Legislation Puts Gun Economy Above Public Health

May 15, 2020 For Immediate Release: For More Information: Adam Garber, CeaseFirePA Executive Director, adam@ceasefirepa.org, (267) 515-1220 Rob Conroy, CeaseFirePA Director of Organizing, rob.conroy@ceasefirepa.org, (412) 965-0383 Harrisburg-- Pennsylvania state...

2020 Gun Safety Legislative Priorities in Pennsylvania

2020 Gun Safety Legislative Priorities in Pennsylvania

The 2020 legislative session is here!! We're ready to fight like hell in Harrisburg to pass common-sense gun safety reforms while keeping the gun lobby on the ropes.   Here's what we're fighting for:   Extreme Risk Protection Orders  Extreme Risk Protection...

HB 49 and what Happens Next

HB 49 and what Happens Next

Yesterday the PA Senate voted on HB49.  This bill was originally intended to be a vehicle to provide arrest power to School Resource Officers — something inadvertently removed  this summer. But as this bill moved through the process it had several amendments attached...

Governor Wolf has Signed SB 621

Governor Wolf has Signed SB 621

CeaseFirePA and Education Law Center Issue Join Statement on Bill Arming More School Personnel July 2 -- CeaseFirePA and the Education Law Center were very disappointed that Governor Wolf today signed Senate Bill 621 into law. We stand with thousands of Pennsylvania...

Facing the truth about gun violence in PA