As a concerned Pennsylvanian, I urge you to oppose Senate Bill 565 and respect existing commonsense gun laws that keep our state safe.
Over the past twenty years, nearly 30,000 Pennsylvanians have died because of gun violence. Over the past ten years, gun murders have increased by 12% and the rate of those who died by suicide using a firearm increased by 20%. We need to be doing more to end this public health scourge and weakening gun laws won’t help.
Please respect our law enforcement agencies, including the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association who all refuse to support permitless open carry legislation.
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