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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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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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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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Urge Your PA Senator to Oppose Legislation Permitting Lawsuits Against Municipalities Passing More Stringent Gun Laws

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): In September, the PA House of Representatives passed HB 1243 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1243), legislation that would permit groups like the NRA to sue Pennsylvania municipalities that choose to enact more stringent gun legislation. We’re hearing that your calls and … Continue reading

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A Call for More Than Judicial Remedies to the Killing of African American Boys and Men

Regardless of your tradition, this is a thoughtful piece. By the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II Director, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness is the voice of Presbyterian public policy and advocates … Continue reading

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Tell Your Stories About Your Vision for “The America We Want” (Gun Violence)

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): We already told you about the NRA proposals that make clear that the gun extremists envision an America where everyone has a gun everywhere. Well, we’ve been fighting that agenda and pushing back against that vision of … Continue reading

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Take the Pledge to Protect Children, Not Guns

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Today, every 30 minutes a child or teen will be killed or injured by gun violence.  Every 30 minutes.  Tomorrow the relentless toll of gun violence on our children will continue unless we stand … Continue reading

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Not One More: March Against Gun Violence II—June 28, Harrisburg

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Saturday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. Start: Parking lot at 13th and State Streets, Harrisburg Walk to the Capitol Special guest speakers, testimonials, information about taking illegal guns off our streets It’s Time: Demand a Plan to End … Continue reading

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