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What the President’s Action on Guns Means for PA

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): With all the excitement about President Obama’s Executive Action package to fight gun violence, there have also been a lot of questions.  What did it accomplish in terms of expanding background checks, and what does it mean … Continue reading

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Support PA Background Check Expansion Bill

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): SB 1049— the PA background check expansion bill –has been introduced in the PA state Senate. If she/he hasn’t yet done so, can you take a minute to ask your Senator to support this bill at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5610/c/1537/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=21748? … Continue reading

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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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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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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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