Gov. Wolf Urges U.S. Senate To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

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Furthermore, the Pennsylvania Governor said VAWA “would strengthen gun safety measures nationally. These safeguards would keep guns from dangerous individuals and protect women against fatal violence.”

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Moreover, Gov. Wolf noted that Pennsylvania’s new law that makes it more difficult for domestic abusers to possess guns took effect on Wednesday. He went on to say that the state needs to pass more common sense legislation to prevent gun violence.

The governor has been asking state legislature to pass legislation requiring universal background checks to all gun buyers. He believes that universal background checks are one of the best ways to stop dangerous people from possessing weapons.

Schumer calls on McConnell to bring VAWA Reauthorization for a vote

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer noted that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is opposing the latest version of VAWA because an amendment the closes the “boyfriend loophole.”

According to Schumer, the amendment “ensures that dating partners convicted of domestic abuse can lose access to their guns.”  He added, “Too many Republicans are just going along” with the NRA, which he called “out of step on the issue.”