Gov. Wolf should call a statewide task force on gun violence | PennLive Editorial

Gov. Wolf should call a statewide task force on gun violence | PennLive Editorial

Gun Rights

Those who say thoughts and prayers are no longer enough are right. We said that in October after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh . We all came together to cry, to call for action and to push for the problem of gun violence to be taken seriously. But not much has happened nationally or locally to address what is clearly one of the most urgent matters of our day. So, we’re calling for our political leaders to step up and address the problem – now. The President of these United States should summon a task force of the nation’s leading experts on gun violence, mental health, safety and security to come up with solutions for what is clearly an American problem? But if the President won’t do it, Governor Tom Wolf should take the lead and show the nation how it’s done. We should organize our own non-partisan task force here in Pennsylvania to bring together top law enforcement, mental health professionals and others to bring together the best minds we can muster to tackle one of the most difficult issues facing our country. Thoughts and prayers are great. Keep sending them up to the good Lord. But they are no longer enough. We need to take some action now to protect ourselves and our loved ones. We all can agree on one basic issue: we have a problem. We may not agree on the cause of the problem – whether the easy availability […]

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