House Judiciary Committee to consider gun safety reform measures

HARRISBURG, June 15 – The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee will consider several gun safety reform measures at its meeting Tuesday.

The voting meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Room 140 of the Main Capitol building. The agenda includes several measures that the PA SAFE Caucus has advocated for. The list of bills to be considered include:

  • H.B. 1400, which would close a loophole to create universal background checks for gun purchases
  • H.B. 1872, which would ban devices such as “bump stocks” that assist in rapid firing
  • H.B. 2060, which would ensure that domestic abusers be required to relinquish weapons to an appropriate authority
  • H.B. 2227, which would allow concerned family members and law enforcement to file for extreme risk protective orders to prohibit firearm possession by individuals who are at risk or causing harm to themselves or others
  • H.B. 273, which would allow people with mental or physical health concerns to voluntarily surrender their firearms

Find the full agenda at this link.

The PA SAFE Caucus is a group of legislators who believe in reducing 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 the effects of addiction and illegal drugs; and solutions that reduce gun violence and promote public safety.