Pennsylvania lawmakers strive for multiple forms of gun legislation

There are a lot of proposals coming from lawmakers in Harrisburg and possible legislation aimed at preventing mass shootings in the commonwealth.

“I’m saddened by everything, I’m disturbed by it, and I really want to see us in Pennsylvania take a leadership role,” said Republican State Representative, Rosemary Brown, representing the 189th legislative district.

Brown is proposing metal detectors and an armed officer at the entry way of every Pennsylvania school. Other proposals include banning bump stocks in the state, and several call for a way people can report others displaying violent behavior.

"There's no mechanism to currently address that," added Democratic Senator, Daylin Leach, representing the 17th senatorial district. "You can report it to the police, but too often they don't have the resources to investigate all of this."

Under the Leach proposal, a person can petition the court to confiscate the weapons of another if there is evidence showing such violent behavior. Lawmakers know it will be tough to whittle down all proposals to one bill, but they are willing to work together.

“That’s our job, to try and figure out proposals based on feedback from constituents and what we are feeling will make a difference,” said Brown.


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