With summer over, lawmakers resume push to restrict domestic abusers' access to guns

With summer over, lawmakers resume push to restrict domestic abusers' access to guns

Advocates and lawmakers took their campaign to push the passage of a bill to restrict convicted domestic abusers’ access to firearms across the commonwealth this week.

In events in Pittsburgh, State College, Reading and West Chester, bipartisan members of the Pennsylvania House called for an immediate vote on the legislation, HB 2060. It would mandate that, after a judge’s order, protection from abuse recipients hand over their guns within 24 hours.
Friday, September 7, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Passing up big votes, House holds last scheduled session day until fall

Passing up big votes, House holds last scheduled session day until fall

Red shirts and green pins filled the Capitol rotunda, while Republican lawmakers convened the press Monday, all pushing separate bills they wanted to see passed on the last day of session before summer.

But by Monday afternoon, after some recognition of guests and a heavily debated bill on nursing home lawsuits, all were left disappointed that their numbers hadn’t come up.

Monday, June 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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With more votes on the way, House committee advances five gun bills in party defying tallies

With more votes on the way, House committee advances five gun bills in party defying tallies

Lawmakers approved five bills to tamp down on gun violence Tuesday morning, with votes on four more bills scheduled for Wednesday.

The House Judiciary Committee held its long anticipated vote on gun and mental health laws, prompted after half a year of school shootings, advocate rallies, and public hearings agitating for action.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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VIDEO: Bill to limit who firearms can be handed over to passes House Judiciary

VIDEO: Bill to limit who firearms can be handed over to passes House Judiciary

On Tuesday morning the House Judiciary Committee met to consider a handful of firearm bills. 

The committee started off the meeting with Rep. Marguerite Quinn's (R-Bucks) House Bill 2060, which would require an individual who is found guilty and sentenced before a judge to hand over their firearms to a law enforcement officer or a licensed dealer. This bill would also shorten the amount of time that firearms must be forfeited from the current deadline of 60 days to 48 hours for an individual convicted of the misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. 

Rep. Quinn spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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First day of House gun policy hearings reveals bipartisan support for domestic violence bill

First day of House gun policy hearings reveals bipartisan support for domestic violence bill

At the first in a series of public hearings on gun policy scheduled over the next two weeks, both Republicans and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said they were in favor of Senate Bill 501, and its House partner, House Bill 2060.
Monday, April 9, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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