Members of Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence have been busy over the last month. We have met with State Senator Jay Costa and participated in a Harrisburg Lobby day with Ceasefire PA and Moms Demand Action on Gun Sense in America. We are also preparing for two major events: Looking Back, Marching Forward on April 28 and Team26 Rides to Pittsburgh on May 2. We hope you will join us for both.
On April 1 we met with State Senator Costa who represents Squirrel Hill. Senator Costa is a co-sponsor of bills on comprehensive background checks (SB-88), extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs, SB - 90 and SB-293) and a bill banning high capacity magazines and assault style weapons (SB -292). He is also sponsoring additional bills on safe storage of firearms and lost and stolen reporting. We thanked the Senator for his leadership on the issues.
On April 8 we joined Ceasefire PA and Moms Demand Action for a lobby day supporting Senator Tom Killion's (R - S.D.9) bill on ERPOs (SB - 90). We also met House members and their staffs to urge support of Tom Stephens's (R - HD - 151) ERPO bill (HB - 1075). We met with Representatives Dan Frankel (HD - 23), Ed Gainey (HD - 24), Sara Innamorato (HD - 21), Movita Johnson-Harrell (HD - 190), Anita Kulik (HD - 45) and staff for Speaker Mike Turzai (HD - 28). All in all, a very productive day.