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Policy Hearing – The Need for Universal Background Checks in Pennsylvania
October 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
On October 30, Senators Hughes and Muth will hold a hearing on the need to expand background checks on firearms purchases to all weapons, not just handguns. Under current law, handguns are subject to background checks at all points of sale while sales of long guns (e.g. rifles and shotguns) are not subject to background checks under private or gun show sales. Legislation such as Sen. Hughes’ Senate Bill 60 and Rep. Perry Warren’s House Bill 714 seek to expand background checks of all firearms to all points of sale, regardless of barrel length. This common-sense measure is necessary in protecting the residents of this Commonwealth by closing the loopholes that have permitted unauthorized individuals’ access to firearms.
This hearing will be at the Roxborough YMCA located at 7201 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscuqpqzgtGdf3Nd6mRNzXARyZumM8i3Eb