CeaseFirePA is working in communities across Pennsylvania to build support from the ground up for reforms to reduce gun violence, stop the flow of illegal guns into our communities, and keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. For too long, our leaders in Harrisburg have neglected their duty to enact the commonsense reforms their constituents want.
Extreme Risk Protection Order
Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) are a proposed tool for law enforcement officers and family members to temporarily remove firearms from an individual at risk of harming themselves or others in a time of crisis.
Expanding the Background Check System
Background checks work to block purchases to people who are prohibited from buying guns because of their criminal records, mental health history, or an active protection from abuse order. But loopholes exist in the background check system that enable some of those people to get guns. We can fix this.
Banning Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines
Assault-style weapons are commonly used in mass shootings across the nation. We are calling for a new ban to protect our communities from gun violence. This commonsense measure would restrict the sale of these weapons and the high capacity magazines that help to make them so deadly.
Unsecured firearms in the home are dangerous. Millions of children live in homes where firearms are loaded but not locked. Firearm owners should be required to store their guns safely and should be held accountable when negligent storage leads to dangerous and tragic consequences.
Lost and Stolen Reporting
Mandatory reporting of Lost or Stolen firearms is designed to crack down on some of the major sources of crime guns: loss, theft, and straw purchasers – people who buy guns and then sell them illegally to people who can’t buy them on their own. The police tell us that this commonsense law helps them identify traffickers and straw purchasers; we need the Pennsylvania legislature to pass it.