Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro came to East Lansdowne Friday to rally support for two gun control bills, while representatives of Pine Bluff, Arkansas stopped by the district attorney’s office Wednesday to hear about Chester’s successful violent crime reduction.
Two bills have passed the state House and are now with the state Senate, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Times.
The first bill, HB 714, closes the gun show loophole and requires universal background checks on all gun purchases.
The second bill, HB 1018, would empower loved ones and law enforcement to temporarily take away gun access to people in crisis.
“It gives law enforcement another tool to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those who would use those guns to harm others, or harm themselves,” Shapiro said.
Meanwhile, representatives from Pine Bluff, Arkansas met with Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer to talk about the Chester Partnership for Safe Neighborhoods, writes Alex Rose for the Daily Times.
Pine Bluff is developing its own gun violence intervention program and its 9-member delegation wanted to learn more about Chester’s successful program.
Read more about Gov. Josh Shapiro and his visit to East Lansdowne in the Daily Times.
Read more about the Arkansas delegation in the Daily Times.