Parker introduces bills to combat gun violence

(Jul 06, 2022)

The bills were introduced in response to the rising gun violence in Philadelphia and across the state, and the inaction on bills currently introduced in the PA House to combat gun violence. Read more

 

Ban on assault-style weapons gets Del. Gov. John Carney’s signature, along with other gun bills

(Jun 30, 2022)

The bills were rapidly approved by the General Assembly following several mass shootings in recent weeks including the deaths of 21 at a school in Uvalde, Texas, and a racist attack at a Buffalo grocery store that killed 13. Read more

 

Pa. House GOP guts gun background check proposal

(Jun 28, 2022)

“We can actually get guns out of the hands of people who should not and cannot be trusted to have firearms,” said Emily Kinkead (D-Allegheny). Read more

 

Pgh Mayor Gainey pleads with lawmakers to fight gun violence

(Jun 28, 2022)

“We are begging our legislators in Harrisburg to give us the right to fight for the life of our children,” Gainey, a Democrat, said. Read more

 

With new federal gun laws in place, Pa. lawmakers push for state ‘red flag’ laws

(Jun 27, 2022)

“These state laws help ensure deadly weapons are kept out of the hands of individuals," PA Congressman Dwight Evans said. Read more

 

Parker: People die daily from gun violence in Pa., we need solutions, not excuses

(Jun 25, 2022)

"The problems that plague Philly are everywhere. Gun violence is on the rise in Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Erie, Scranton, York, Reading, Allentown." Read more

 

Red flag laws saved 7.3K Americans in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11.4K more | Opinion

(Jun 24, 2022)

On average, states with red flag laws in 2019 and 2020 had significantly lower firearm death rates than states without them. Read more

 

Schweyer Calls on GOP to Lead with Courage Not Cowardice

(Jun 23, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer is frustrated with the way his GOP colleagues are choosing to ignore the public’s call for sensible gun safety reform. He believes that refusing even to discuss or debate the issue is a blatant act of cowardice. Read more

 

No, hardening schools doesn’t make students safer | Opinion

(Jun 22, 2022)

Schools cannot be hardened enough to prevent gun violence. Schools can, however, become more physically and psychologically safe so students can learn and thrive.The Conversation Read more

 

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks

(Jun 22, 2022)

“This is a gun safety policy with tremendous support in Pennsylvania that has for years been stalled in the House Judiciary Committee,” Warren said. “This simple safety measure -- a background check on all firearm purchases -- respects the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions while protecting the lives of Pennsylvanians from gun violence.” Read more

 

Welby Calls For Commonsense Gun Safety Measures

(Jun 22, 2022)

As tragic mass shootings and gun violence continues to rise, Pa. state Rep. Thom Welby is calling for additional commonsense gun safety measurers in Pennsylvania including universal background checks, reporting of lost and stolen firearms, and raising the age to purchase assault rifles. Read more

 

Schweyer: Majority party tactics on gun bills are shameful, dangerous

(Jun 22, 2022)

“It has become quite clear with this week’s move and previous procedures earlier this month with other commonsense gun legislation that the Republican majority cares more about the gun lobby than saving Pennsylvania lives." Read more

 

Schweyer Frustrated with Lack of Gun Safety Reform

(Jun 21, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer is frustrated with the way his GOP colleagues are choosing to ignore the public’s call for sensible gun safety reform. Most notably, his legislation which would have raised the legal age to purchase an assault riffle from 18 to 21 was gutted by the House Judiciary Committee. The entire language of House Bill 717 was replaced with unrelated language that would remove some existing requirements for handgun background checks. Read more

 

Judiciary committee deletes age restrictions for assault weapon ownership

(Jun 21, 2022)

The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to amend Rep. Peter Schweyer’s, D-Lehigh, bill that would have prevented anyone under 21 from obtaining the types of weapons used in school shootings in Uvalde, Texas; Newtown, Conn.; and elsewhere. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley lawmaker pushes bill for Pa. under-21 assault weapons ban as ‘cultural divide’ stalls gun law debate

(Jun 17, 2022)

Schweyer filed a new resolution to force action on his long-stalled bill to outlaw possession of assault weapons by people under 21. Read more

 

As a gun owner, I know we need more regulation. I saw that at the gun show: Opinion

(Jun 15, 2022)

As I wandered the aisles and saw firsthand how Pennsylvania laws enable would-be criminals to get their hands on firearms, it was crystal clear that ghost guns need to be treated like firearms: parts serialized, background checks required. Read more

 

Briggs: Pennsylvanians’ Lives are Valuable

(Jun 14, 2022)

Pennsylvania House Judiciary Chairman Tim Briggs said that it’s clear that the Judiciary Committee’s majority chairman remains indifferent to the trauma caused by the gun violence that is impacting communities around the commonwealth. The Committee’s action today to “punt” on real consideration of meaningful gun safety reform is consistent with the chairman’s longstanding pledge to obstruct any effort to stem gun violence in Pennsylvania or act on gun safety legislation. Families and communities will continue to suffer until the Republican majority decides Pennsylvanian lives are more valuable than the support and praise from the gun lobby. Read more

 

Sales of body armor are on the rise. Who's buying and why?

(Jun 14, 2022)

Customers are buying items such as covert bulletproof T-shirts and backpacks as well as standard bulletproof vests of various strengths. Read more

 

House Gun Violence Bills Returned to Committee

(Jun 14, 2022)

“Lawmakers have an opportunity to take commonsense steps, which the majority of Pennsylvanians support." Read more

 

GOP majorities stymie Dems’ push to debate gun laws in PA House, Senate

(Jun 13, 2022)

“These bills should be up for debate on the floor of this House, they should not be buried in another committee,” House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia. Read more

 

Parker introduces bills to combat gun violence
Jul 06, 2022

Ban on assault-style weapons gets Del. Gov. John Carney’s signature, along with other gun bills
Jun 30, 2022

Pa. House GOP guts gun background check proposal
Jun 28, 2022

Pgh Mayor Gainey pleads with lawmakers to fight gun violence
Jun 28, 2022

With new federal gun laws in place, Pa. lawmakers push for state ‘red flag’ laws
Jun 27, 2022

Parker: People die daily from gun violence in Pa., we need solutions, not excuses
Jun 25, 2022

Red flag laws saved 7.3K Americans in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11.4K more | Opinion
Jun 24, 2022

Schweyer Calls on GOP to Lead with Courage Not Cowardice
Jun 23, 2022

No, hardening schools doesn’t make students safer | Opinion
Jun 22, 2022

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks
Jun 22, 2022

Welby Calls For Commonsense Gun Safety Measures
Jun 22, 2022

Schweyer: Majority party tactics on gun bills are shameful, dangerous
Jun 22, 2022

Schweyer Frustrated with Lack of Gun Safety Reform
Jun 21, 2022

Judiciary committee deletes age restrictions for assault weapon ownership
Jun 21, 2022

Lehigh Valley lawmaker pushes bill for Pa. under-21 assault weapons ban as ‘cultural divide’ stalls gun law debate
Jun 17, 2022

As a gun owner, I know we need more regulation. I saw that at the gun show: Opinion
Jun 15, 2022

Briggs: Pennsylvanians’ Lives are Valuable
Jun 14, 2022

Sales of body armor are on the rise. Who's buying and why?
Jun 14, 2022

House Gun Violence Bills Returned to Committee
Jun 14, 2022

GOP majorities stymie Dems’ push to debate gun laws in PA House, Senate
Jun 13, 2022