Vitali urges House Judiciary Committee chairman to call up gun bills for vote

HARRISBURG, April 9 – State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware/Montgomery, sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Ron Marsico urging him to bring specific gun safety legislation up for an immediate vote.

In the letter, Vitali urged votes on H.B. 1400, which would expand background checks for sales and exchanges made at gun shows, on the internet and between private parties; H.B. 1872, which would ban deadly multi-burst trigger activators including bump stocks; and S.B. 501, which passed the Senate to protect domestic violence victims by requiring relinquishment of firearms for parties involved in protection from abuse orders and convictions of domestic violence crimes.

House bills 1400 and 1872 each have more than 60 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle.

“At a time when 96 Americans die daily from gun violence, our citizens are looking to us as legislators to take action to keep guns out of the wrong hands, and keep weapons of war off of our streets,” Vitali wrote in the letter. “I urge you to take meaningful action against gun violence by bringing all three of these bills up for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee.”

A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

Vitali also is a co-sponsor of the following gun-related bills:

  • H.B. 194 – Assault weapons ban.

  • H.B. 832 – Mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms.

  • H.B. 2112 – Ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

  • H.B. 2109 – Authorizing the issuance of temporary firearm restraining orders by courts.

  • H.B. 2146 – Establishing an advisory committee on gun violence prevention in schools.