Category Archives: Violence

Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): A strong background check system is one of the most important ways we can keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. We have the opportunity to make PA’s background check system … Continue reading

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Test Your Knowledge on Guns, Gun Violence and Policy

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): We are launching the “It’s Not Trivial” campaign to highlight how important it is to know the facts about guns, gun violence and gun policy. Take our quiz now at http://www.ceasefirepa.org/knowthefacts/ and see how much you already … Continue reading

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Demand that Congress Pledge to Act on Gun Violence

From CeaseFire USA (http://www.ceasefireusa.org): With the tragic hate crime shooting in Charleston, we again saw history repeat itself. We witnessed another incident of bigotry and racism, which should be consigned to the past, just like the Confederate flag that has … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Rep to Block Tax Break for Gun Sales

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Everyone loves a tax break, right? But everyone hates when there are special tax carve outs that only apply to certain products or buyers. And everyone in PA is really worried about the budget, so special tax … Continue reading

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Urge PA Legislators to Keep Background Checks for Gun Purchases

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): The gun lobby in PA is determined not only to fight common sense policies to keep us safer but also to advance dangerous ideas that make it easier for guns to get into the wrong hands.  Once … Continue reading

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Standing in Solidarity for Sensible Gun Laws—April 25, Harrisburg

From Heeding God’s Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org): Please support our local government’s efforts to keep sensible gun violence prevention legislation. Join us and show your support for Sensible Gun Laws in Harrisburg! Click here to download the full page flyer  Click here to … Continue reading

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Urge Senators to Vote No on Mandated Concealed Carry

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Here’s the next step in the gun lobby’s quest for guns for anyone, anywhere, any time: mandated concealed carry. If a proposal being considered in DC passes, every state would be required to recognize and honor concealed … Continue reading

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Chicago Teens Tell How Guns Affected Them and Their Neighborhoods

Posted Nov 01, 2014 05:25 AM CDT For five years, teenage sisters J’Doria and Jari Taylor lived on a tree-lined street of brick homes in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and there they grew familiar with the sound of gunfire. The … Continue reading

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New Gun Violence Study Guide

From Sojourners (http://www.sojo.net): Recently, shots rang out near the Canadian parliament. Days later, a high school student in Seattle shot five of his classmates, killing two. Every day, an average of 289 people are shot with a gun in the … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senators NO to Hijacking a Domestic Violence Bill with Gun Amendment

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): This just keeps getting worse and worse, and we need your help. The Pennsylvania Senate convenes this morning at 10:00AM for the last day of the legislative session. While we hoped that PA legislators … Continue reading

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