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July 2022

July 20, Wednesday

  • Topic: “Gun Laws in Pennsylvania”
  • Speaker: Trooper Clifford A. Greenfield, PA State Police
  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Zoom
  •  Email: lwvindianacounty@gmail.com to request a link

July 27, Wednesday

  • LWVIC Child Advocacy Committee on Education (CACE) Meeting
  • 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Email: lwvindianacounty@gmail.com to request a link
  • Topic: Public Safety and Gun Legislation – Next Steps

    1.    Information :

    LWVIC Child Advocacy Committee on Education  

    LWV Pennsylvania Government & Social Policy Committees

    2.    Discussion: : Next steps – research, planning, and advocacy

September 2022

September 10, Saturday

  • Northern Appalachian Folk Festival
  • LWVIC Voter Registration Event
  • Philadelphia Street near Spaghetti Benders

September 20, Tuesday

  • National Voter Registration Day

October 2022

October 25, Tuesday

  • LWVIC Candidates Night
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Indiana Area Senior High School
  • Indiana Area Senior High School

    Special thanks to Peggy Eyer for making the arrangements!

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PUBLIC SAFETY & GUN LEGISLATION

Susan Welsh (chair of LWVIC’s Child Advocacy Committee on
Education), Kay Smith (chair of Voter Services Committee), and Susan Boser (LWVIC’s representative to LWVPA’s Government Policy Committee) have been working together to provide sources of information on firearm law, firearm deaths, and firearms safety and control. We are not against responsible firearm ownership but are for a revaluing of public safety and public health in the face of unacceptably escalating gun deaths, gun suicides, and mass shootings. 

          Our first step in responding to local concerns about
escalating firearm violence was to seek education about gun laws and their enforcement in Pennsylvania.

          On July 20, 2022, State Trooper Clifford Greenfield gave a ZOOM presentation sponsored by the Indiana League.  His topic was “Current Gun Laws in Pennsylvania.”  Trooper Greenfield is the public information officer and community services officer for Troop A.  Links to the sources he referenced in his presentation are listed here: 

  • Title 18, Pennsylvania
    Crimes Code
    • Chapter 5, General Principles
      of Justification
    • Chapter 9, Inchoate Crimes
    • Chapter 27, Assault
    • Chapter 61, Firearms and Other
      Dangerous Articles
  • Pennsylvania State Police
    website, 
    psp.pa.gov for annual PA firearms reports.
  • Pennsylvania Office of Attorney
    General website, 
    attorneygeneral.gov for discussions of Firearms Education and Training in
    PA and Carrying Firearms in PA
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    website, 
    pa.gov  for a link to Concealed Carry Agreements
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
    Firearms and Explosives website, 
    atf.gov for informative Q & A pages.

 

This portion of our site will expand as LWVIC expands its research into public health & safety, public policy, relevant legislation, and advocacy on this issue. 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

League of Women Voters of Indiana County (LWVIC) 

  • Child Advocacy Committee on Education 
  • Website: lwvindianacounty.org; Child Advocacy Committee 
  • Government and Social Policy  
  • Website: lwvindianacounty.org; Government & Social Policy 

 

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) 

  • Legislation Tracker- Relevant legislation  
  • Website: palwv.org; Social Issues; Legislative Tracker 
  • Gun Safety – LWVPA position 
  • Website: palwv.org; Social Issues; Gun Safety 

 

League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) 

 

 INFORMATION: 

  • Cease Fire PA: ceasefirepa.org 
  • Moms Demand Action: momsdemandaction.org 
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: bradyunited.org 
  • Sandy Hook PROMISE: sandyhookpromise.org 

 

ADVOCACY: 

Local: Proposed – Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance 

  • Bimonthly meetings of the Indiana County Commissioners 
  • Second and Fourth Monday of each month 
  • 10:30 a.m. 
  • In-person at Indiana County Courthouse or via Zoom 
  • Indiana County Commissioners 
  • R. Michael Keith, Chairman: mkeith@indianacountypa.gov 
  • Robin Gorman: rgorman@indianacountypa.gov 
  • Sherene Hess: shess@indianacountypa.gov 

 

State  

  • For relevant legislation: Website: palwv.org; Social Issues; Legislative Tracker 
  • Elected officials 
  • Pennsylvania Senator Joe Pittman: jpittman@pasen.gov 
  • Pennsylvania Representative Jim Struzzi – 62nd Legislative District: jstruzzi@pahousegop.com 
  • Pennsylvania Representative Brian Smith – 66th Legislative District: repsmith.com 

Federal  

  • Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022 
  • Summary: On June 25, 2022, the U.S. Senate and House passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. This law addresses the rising rates of gun violence nationwide, protects our children and communities and preserves the Second Amendment. 

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This virtual presentation by The League of Women Voters of Indiana County, PA shares the story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote. In addition, the LWVIC will discuss how the passage of Pennsylvania Act77 of 2019 has made voting more accessible and secure, including mail-in voting procedures.