Madden: Americans Support Responsible Firearms Ownership

(Jun 08, 2022)

How much more violence, heartbreak and death must we suffer before enough is enough, she asks? Pa. Democrats, Madden said, have a vision, a plan and the legislation to make a difference and strengthen the safety of our schools and our communities. Read more


Don’t use mental health to deflect conversations from gun reform | Expert Opinion

(Jun 07, 2022)

As mental health experts, we believe the answer to preventing mass shootings is not mental health reform. It is gun reform. Read more


A mass shooting in Philly: Lead or get out of the way

(Jun 06, 2022)

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature, which returns to session this week for the start of budget season, hasn’t even bothered to pretend that it’s going to do something — even after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, surrounded by advocates, issued yet another call to action late last month. Read more


A look at Lehigh Valley lawmakers and their positions on gun legislation

(Jun 06, 2022)

Armchair Lehigh Valley looked at votes and legislation sponsorships by Lehigh Valley lawmakers. Read more


Calls for action on gun control grow after wave of mass shootings

(Jun 06, 2022)

"We can't get our arms around something that is literally killing America's children on a daily and weekly basis. It is shameful. It is the great shame of our generation," said Rep. Schweyer. Read more


Can Pennsylvania Pass Significant Gun Reform?

(Jun 06, 2022)

It is estimated that there are 70 bills or co-sponsorship memos about gun control from Pennsylvania House Democrats in this session. Read more


5 ways to reduce school shootings | Analysis

(Jun 03, 2022)

The author offers five policy changes – based on his research and findings – that can be implemented to reduce the risk of school shootings in the future. Read more


Community, local officials gather to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day

(Jun 03, 2022)

"Now is the time for all of us, to raise your voices, to raise our voices," said PA State Rep. Steve Samuelson. Read more


Brown: Gun Violence Prevention at Schools

(Jun 03, 2022)

On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Pa. state Rep. Amen Brown held a press conference outside Morton McMichael a week after a shooting took place there, raising awareness for gun violence prevention measures. He is calling for additional school funding to put safety measures and a plan in place. He says that safety is a major concern for everyone. Read more


Pa. lawmakers won’t pull trigger on stricter gun control

(Jun 01, 2022)

“Why are my colleagues on the other side of the aisle saying we can stop abortion with abortion bans, but we can’t stop gun massacres with gun safety measures? It makes zero sense,” Schlossberg said. Read more


Instead of gun control, many Republican state lawmakers focus on mental health support

(May 30, 2022)

“I know there are conversations around funding that and that’s wonderful and that needs to happen but again I don’t want the funding of the mental health system to take away from what I think is a very separate conversation about why we keep having these mass shootings,” said Representative Mike Schlossberg. Read more


Hohenstein: Our children deserve action

(May 26, 2022)

Gun violence is an indiscriminate plague on our society that touches every corner of this nation, both rural and urban, white and black, old and young, in supermarkets and elementary schools, and on the streets every day here in Philadelphia. Read more


‘We will not go away:’ Philly Black Clergy, allies call for more money for gun violence prevention

(May 26, 2022)

“This is out of control,” House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, said. “No matter how many moments of silence we have, no matter how many tweets we write, once we get to this Capitol, nothing changes … We will continue to fight.” Read more


Pashinski: Is There Anywhere That’s Safe?

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski questions why the legislature continues to ignore opportunities to protect innocent people from senseless gun violence in the the wake of Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. Read more


Madden: Get Serious about Stopping Gun Violence in Schools

(May 26, 2022)

In the wake of 19 children getting murdered in their Texas classroom this week, the time is now, she said, for actual action and to find humane and sensible solutions for a uniquely American crisis. Read more


Local lawmakers on gun violence: ‘Enough is enough’

(May 26, 2022)

“All kids need to be safe at school. It’s time to pass the SAVE Students Act to promote empathetic school culture to stomp out bullying.” Read more


Schweyer: Enough is Enough!

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer is calling on the House Republicans to bring stalled gun reform legislation to a vote in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. A parent of children in the Allentown School District, he is pushing for the legislature to advance the bills before Tuesday’s tragedy happens again. Read more


House Democratic leaders decry Republican inaction on gun safety legislation

(May 26, 2022)

"At what point do we acknowledge that Republican obstructionism is costing the lives of Pennsylvanians and could contribute to the next school shooting in our own state?" Read more


Rep. Tina Davis issues statement on Texas school shooting

(May 26, 2022)

"I will not sit idly by and wait for another shooting to happen in Pennsylvania. I am calling on Congress to immediately reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons Ban and ban large-capacity magazines." Read more


Daley: We Need to Take Action

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley is looking to take action on meaningful gun violence prevention bills to help protect and save lives. She says that the Pa. House Republicans are willing to give moments of silence, their thoughts and prayers, but not willing to take any action. Read more