Wolf Administration blasts Republicans for proposed gun bills

Wolf Administration blasts Republicans for proposed gun bills

The Wolf Administration says the proposed bills in the Pa. General Assembly will “punish local officials grappling with the gun violence crisis.” HARRISBURG, Pa. — On Tuesday, anti- gun violence organizations and religious lawmakers called on republican state lawmakers to take action against gun violence. “Shame on the republican majority for not seeing the fact that people in Pennsylvania want change,” said Democrat Senator Vincent Hughes. The call comes as Wednesday marks 3 years since the Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting in Pittsburgh. On October 27th 2018, a lone gunman went inside the religious building and opened fire. 11 people were killed and 6 others were injured. ” At vigils we pray that enough is enough and something must be done, words of solidarity and declaration are not enough.” said Rabbi Ron Muroff. RIGHT NOW @GovernorTomWolf is expected to speak on taking more steps against gun violence. This comes as tomorrow marks 3 years since the Tree of Life synagogue shooting that killed nearly a dozen people. More on the story tonight on @fox43 #TreeofLife #GunViolence pic.twitter.com/zcyA4RWaLq — Shaquille Omari (@shaq_omari) October 26, 2021 Since then, the Wolf administration said nearly 5,000 more Pennsylvanians have died from guns and claims two proposed bills could increase those numbers: Senate Bill 448: This bill would allow anyone including out-of-state organizations like the NRA to sue a municipality for enacting a gun law stricter than a state law. The Wolf administration said this could “stall municipalities’ efforts to develop innovative solutions […]

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