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© 2019 Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence

Pittsburgh, PA

Support Universal Background Checks

S. 42 The Background Check Expansion Act

 

S. 42 is a comprehensive background check bill which was introduced on January 8, the 8th anniversary of the tragic Tucson shooting  by Senator Chris Murphy, the Senator whose district includes Newtown, CT. The bill requires background checks for almost all firearms purchases and closes the private sale and gun show ‘loophole’. It is co-sponsored by 40 senators.

 

 

 

The ACTION: Call or visit your Senator’s office and express your support for S. 42.

 

Support Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOS)

 

PA S.B. 90 Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs).

 

PA State Senator Tom Killion (R - SD-9) has introduced SB 90, a ‘red flag’ or ‘ERPO’ bill.  An Extreme Risk Protection Order (“ERPO”) provides a mechanism for law enforcement and loved ones to request a Court order to temporarily restrict an individual’s access to firearms when they clearly present a danger to themselves and others. All requests for an ERPO must be based on the observations and safety concerns of local police officers, family members or other loved ones, all of whom are seeking the Court’s help with the goal of preventing firearm tragedies.

 

The ACTION: Call or visit your state Senator’s office and express your support for SB-90.