Gov. Wolf Asks Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Urgently Pass Gun Safety Legislation

Gov. Tom Wolf pushes gun safety legislation

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf once again requested state lawmakers to immediately pass gun safety legislation to prevent gun violence.

In a statement on Monday, Gov. Wolf noted that Pennsylvania lawmakers failed to pass any gun safety measure over the past three months since the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Another mass shooting recently occurred at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas where ten innocent kids died. He emphasized that they “must act” now.

Last month, Gov. Wolf encouraged state lawmakers to approve a common sense gun safety legislation. In particular, the governor wants legislators in the Pennsylvania House to approve Senate Bill 501, which keeps guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. The state Senate already passed the bill with unanimous support.

According to the governor, “Senate Bill 501, which would keep guns from domestic abusers, has not been called for a vote in the House despite passing the Senate exactly two months ago today. Over and over again, we see a nexus between domestic abuse and access to firearms being a recipe for mass violence.”