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© 2019 Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence

Pittsburgh, PA

Tell Mike Turzai: Stop Gun Suicide

Updated: Feb 4

On Friday January 19, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence joined CeaseFirePA and Progress PA to tell Speaker of the State House, Mike Turzai to stop gun suicides by passing HB1075 (Extreme Risk Protection Orders, formerly known as red flag laws). Pennsylvania's ERPO bill has strong bipartisan support (It was introduced by Republican member Todd Stephens) but House Judiciary Chair Rob Kauffman is holding it hostage in committee where it had been stalled since February, 2019. And Speaker Turzai has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to move the bill.


Approximately 40 folks, largely Turzai constituents held signs in front of Mr. Turzai's office in McCandless, listened to speeches on how ERPOS will save countless lives lost to suicide (a significant veterans' issue here in western PA) and to domestic violence and then delivered a petition signed by constituents to the representative's staff.




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