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Please Call TODAY to Stop Dangerous Firearms Legislation in PA

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): EMERGENCY: Please call today! Find your representative’s name and contact information at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address. Please call the chairs of the Judiciary Committee as well: Chairman Marsico (717) 783-2014 Chairman Caltagirone (717) 787-3525 There has been a MAJOR development … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Representative to Sign on to Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Would you sell a gun to someone who was not allowed to have one because of their criminal history or serious mental health problems? How about someone with an active protection from abuse order against them? Of … Continue reading

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National Call-In for Gun Violence Prevention—December 13

From Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://www.fcnl.org): It has been almost a year since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While the shock of murdered 6- and 7-year-olds in Newtown motivated some states to act by passing legislation to … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition for Background Checks in PA

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): It’s the sound of silence being shattered in Harrisburg. Finally, the PA legislature is beginning to talk about possible solutions to the gun violence prevention problem. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the background check … Continue reading

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Support PA Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Last Thursday, in Bucks County, PA, a man with an active protective from abuse order against him killed his wife and shot a police officer with a rifle. How did this man get a gun? Currently, in … Continue reading

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Urge PA Senators to Support Comprehensive Package on Gun Violence

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Breaking news on Tuesday reported that Senate leader Harry Reid won’t push for a vote on a comprehensive gun violence prevention bill in the Senate. There is no way we can let that happen. Without a vote, … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Calling for Strengthening Background Checks for Gun Purchases

Scroll down for the action.   From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org):   Last week President Obama broke his silence on the issue of gun violence and the flow of illegal firearms that fuels it.   In an op-ed published in the Arizona … Continue reading

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CeaseFirePA Seeks Signatures on Petitions Calling for Strengthening Background Checks

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org):   CeaseFirePA is working to build a stronger voice for commonsense gun reforms. Here is a petition that they are circulating to friends and allies across Pennsylvania that calls on our State and Federal government to fix the … Continue reading

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CeaseFire PA—Clergy Call for Closing the Gun Show Loophole

From CeaseFire PA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org):   Recently, mayors from around the state launched a renewed effort to close the Gun Show Loophole. The Gun Show Loophole is a deadly gap in federal law that enables criminals to buy guns at gun … Continue reading

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