After shootings in Colorado and Georgia, gun rights proponents and gun control advocates clash in Pa.

After shootings in Colorado and Georgia, gun rights proponents and gun control advocates clash in Pa.

Mourners on Tuesday built a makeshift shrine to the memory of the 10 victims killed at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo. The latest mass shooting sparked another round of debate over gun control in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) One day after the seventh mass shooting in the U.S. in a week, gun control advocates and gun rights proponents in Pennsylvania clashed over the debate over the immediate calls for stricter laws to stem the tide of gun violence and deaths. At a forum of gun violence survivors, advocates and gun owners, Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro called on legislative changes to restrict gun laws and implement common sense solutions to end gun violence. “Gun violence is a scourge across Pennsylvania and across our nation and the mass shooting that took place yesterday in Colorado is another tragic reminder that we can’t wait to enact legislation that changes the narrative that there is nothing to be done,” said Wolf, a Democrat and ardent gun control advocate. “There is, and it involves making changes now. We can no longer wait to pass laws to reduce gun violence.” Meanwhile, Second Amendment rights proponents pushed back on such calls, excoriating gun control advocates for what they said was seizing a national tragedy to push their agenda. “Calling the capitalization of the tragedy in Boulder and Atlanta as a call for more gun control is not only preposterous, it’s unethical and immoral,” said Kim Stolfer, president of the Pennsylvania chapter of […]

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