CeaseFirePA To Send Eagles Offensive Line Members Gun Locks

Philadelphia, December 28, 2016 — CeaseFirePA announced tonight that it is sending gun locks to the Eagles offensive line members who are receiving shotguns as gifts from quarterback Carson Wentz. CeaseFirePA Executive Director Shira Goodman explained, “Our staff’s immediate reaction to the news about Wentz’s gifts to his teammates was to ensure that the gifts were used safely and responsibly.”  Because of the easy access to guns in PA, many people may become gun owners without taking safety training courses or learning how to store their guns safely. Goodman explained, “We’ve been working with Sheriff Jewell Williams, City Council President Darrell Clarke, and Temple University Hospital on a gun lock program all year. For us, the only logical answer was ‘Got a Gun? Get a Lock!'”

As life long Eagles fans, many on our staff would have preferred other news about the Eagles as the season comes to an end. But we knew that as Pennsylvania’s gun violence prevention organization, we had to take steps to ensure that the Eagles players — role models to so many — will be safe, responsible gun owners.  So, we encourage them all to enroll in gun safety courses and store their guns safely. We want them and their families to all be in top condition for next season!  “And,” added Goodman, we welcome all Eagles players and fans to become our partners in working for a safer Pennsylvania.


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