Davis thanks Gov. Wolf for state funding for gun violence reduction initiatives

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 11 – State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for allocating $1.5 million in funding to be distributed across the commonwealth for the 2018 Gun Violence Reduction Initiative.

 

The funding was competitively awarded as part of a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency program to provide municipalities with the funds to implement strategies aimed at reducing gun violence in communities.

 

“I want to thank Governor Wolf for working with local governments to address this crisis,” said Davis, a member of the PA Safe Caucus. “This funding is a step in the right direction in empowering our communities to reduce gun violence and create healthier, safer communities.”

 

Davis said the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ PA SAFE Caucus is committed to promoting legislation that would reduce all types of violence in society through adequate funding for mental health services, best use of new and existing law-enforcement tools, resources to curb effects of addiction and illegal drugs, and solutions that reduce gun violence and promote public safety.

 

“Gun violence is an everyday reality for too many Pennsylvanians,” Davis said. “It is going to take all of us in state and local government working together to put an end to gun violence in Pennsylvania. This is good government putting people first.”