Change gun laws

Change gun laws

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Editor, Gettysburg Times, Once again, a conservative columnist, Bud Nason, writes in fear of losing the Second Amendment (June 12 Gettysburg Times). Let’s get this straight: nobody is going after the ambiguous Second Amendment. It’s been there for a long time, and as Nason explains, it’s notoriously difficult to amend our Constitution. 300×250 image ad What 94 percent of Americans do want is universal background checks to make it hard for felons, domestic abusers and the mentally ill to buy guns from private sellers, at yard sales or on the internet. H.B. 1400, which may come up for a vote any day in the Pennsylvania legislature, addresses that urgent issue. We must encourage our legislators, Moul and Tallman, to vote for it. Two other bills also need our urgent encouragement: H.B. 2060/S.B.501 will take away guns immediately in the instance of severe domestic abuse, thereby saving women’s lives. H.B. 2227 makes possible an Extreme Risk Protection Order which will shield both children and adults by imposing a temporary restraining order in case of a recognized threat of violence. 300×250 image ad If you think we need to do something about gun violence in this country, please contact your state legislators ASAP and let them know. Both have offices locally and in Harrisburg. Dan Moul can be reached at 717-334-3010 and 717-783-5217. Will Tallman can be contacted at 717-259-7805 and 717-783-8875. Let’s start by making positive changes to gun laws in Pennsylvania! Janet M. Powers, Gettysburg

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