Following hearings, House members mull possible gun law legislation

Following hearings, House members mull possible gun law legislation

After six days of gun policy hearings, 37 testimonies, and over 60 gun reform bills, the House Judiciary Committee is ready to go over possible next steps.
Thursday, April 19, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House Judiciary chair wants public feedback about gun laws

House Judiciary chair wants public feedback about gun laws

Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) announced Wednesday during the House Judiciary Committee’s last in a series of gun policy meetings that he wants the public to share its opinions about how to tackle gun violence. He encouraged members of the public to submit written testimony to his Capitol office, and selected advocacy groups will be invited to testify in person at a hearing in May.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House remains torn on what to do to combat gun violence

House members discussed potential legislation that limits access to guns and there was no consensus during the fifth gun policy public hearing Tuesday. 

House Bill 1400, the background check bill and House Bill 194, legislation that would ban assault weapons, got the most criticism from Rep. Rick Saccone (R- Allegheny) and Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks). 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House members struggle to agree on whether or not gun policy reform is necessary

House members struggle to agree on whether or not gun policy reform is necessary

The House Judiciary Committee struggled to agree on any potential legislation during its fourth day of public gun policy hearings Monday. 
Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House Members discuss preventative measures against mass shootings

House Members discuss preventative measures against mass shootings

House members focused on bills about accessibility to mental health resources and arming teachers in schools during the House Judiciary Committee’s third day of gun policy public hearings Wednesday.

Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) supports expanding mental health resources, especially for those who may be a threat.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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