Reports & Hearings

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)...

Survey: Constant Worry from Gun Violence Taking Toll on Youth

In the midst of Philadelphia’s most violent year in decades, youth spread out across Philadelphia to understand how their peers are navigating gun violence in an increasingly unpredictable world. The survey results revealed the rippling impact of shootings: 88% of youth were worried that gun violence could injure a friend or loved one.

Victory in Judiciary!

Today the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee voted to advance three key gun safety reform bills, bills that are designed to save lives. The Committee voted to approve House Bills 2227, 2060, and 273.  Each of these bills creates a process to make sure that someone...

Proof that Silencers Bill is a cash grab

While we’ve known since forever that the gun lobby has its hands in all sorts of legislative initiatives, it’s rare that we have direct proof—and this time, it’s straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth. Since the beginning of this year, Congress has been...

General Assembly Questionnaire Scores

General Assembly Questionnaire Scores

CeaseFire Pennsylvania, the advocacy arm of CeaseFirePA, has attempted to reach and survey all candidates running for a position in the PA General Assembly on their positions on gun violence prevention.  Each candidate was asked his/her position on 10 specific gun...

Facing the truth about gun violence in PA