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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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:
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.
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