Local lawmaker reacts to ongoing anti-gun violence talks in Harrisburg

Local lawmaker reacts to ongoing anti-gun violence talks in Harrisburg

Play Video 00:00 00:00 space play / pause q unload | stop f fullscreen shift + ← → slower / faster ↑ ↓ volume m mute ← → seek . seek to previous 1 2 … 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% READING, Pa. – State Rep. Manny Guzman says all lawmakers need to have perspective when it comes to reviewing current gun legislation and when creating new legislation. “We’re talking about saving lives by taking proactive measures, right, that can help prevent further tragedies occurring,” said Guzman, a Democrat who represents the 127th district, which includes parts of Reading. For Guzman, gun violence hits close to home. He previously said he heard the shots from a recent deadly Easter shooting in Reading. Some of what Gov. Wolf wants to focus on are things like reporting lost or stolen guns and safe storage in homes. Some Republican critics say laws don’t need to be changed, but current ones need to be more strictly enforced. “By requiring our laws as currently written to be enforced,” said Jason Gottesman, the spokesman for the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. “Giving crime victims access to the rights they are afforded.” Amid the perpetual bickering in Harrisburg over legislation, though, Guzman says there’s another issue at hand: attention to smaller cities. “There’s no question about it…the cities like Reading, like Allentown, like Erie, like Lancaster, like Scranton,” Guzman said. “All those cities seem to get lost.” As of late, Philadelphia is drawing the most […]

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