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.

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.”