PA Governor To Announce Executive Action on Gun Control

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    So he creates more commissions, more studies, and more bureaucracy in a state with already way too many overpaid bureaucrats.
     
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    NC governor is too. 3 day waiting period, magazine capacity restrictions, etc. NC is edging closer to ny with every tick of the population counter. All mostly from ny and nj. The infection spreads.
     
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    I knew moving to PA would only be a temporary reprieve from my usual slave state residences. Very soon, there will be nowhere to run.

    Stop Democrat immigration to red states. Support the national divorce. Otherwise, it's slavery or war as inevitability.
     
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    Here it is.

    Governor Wolf’s Gun Violence Prevention Executive Order

    Too many Pennsylvanians are losing their lives to gun violence. More than 1,600 people died in Pennsylvania from gunshot wounds in 2017, a rate above the national average. While all types of violence must be addressed, guns account for the weapon used in 74 percent of all homicides and 52 percent of fatal suicides in Pennsylvania. The spikes in gun violence have led to billions of taxpayer dollars going toward efforts to increase security in schools and other public places and provide medical care to survivors, while families and communities have suffered invaluable losses when loved ones die of senseless gun violence.

    Governor Tom Wolf recognizes a balance must exist between the rights provided in the Second Amendment and the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He is taking executive action to provide greater protection for Pennsylvanians by targeting all types of gun violence with both preventative and proactive programs.

    Gov. Wolf recognizes that executive action alone cannot end gun violence in Pennsylvania. He is calling upon the General Assembly to:


    • Take up safe storage legislation to reduce the number of shootings by people who should not have access to guns, including accidental shootings by children.
    • Swiftly pass the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, also known as the red flag law.
    • Pursue state-level universal background checks on all gun purchases.


    He will continue to work with the House of Representatives and the Senate as they convene for the fall session to further develop and pass legislation that will reduce the number of lives lost to gun violence in Pennsylvania.

    EXECUTIVE ACTIONS
    Governor Wolf’s Executive Order will immediately implement the following:

    Special Subcommittee on Gun Violence

    • Housed at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the Special Subcommittee on Gun Violence will consist of representatives from the following:
      • One representative from each of PCCD’s existing advisory committees including the Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee, Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, the Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee, the Victims’ Services Advisory Committee, the School Safety and Security Committee, and the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Education and Training Board;
      • One representative from each of the four legislative caucuses of the General Assembly or their designees;
      • The Secretaries of Education, Health, and Human Services, the State Police Commissioner, the Executive Director of PCCD, and the Director of the Office of Homeland Security;
      • Any other ex-officio member as designated by the Governor.

    • The Council will meet within 60 days of the signing of the Executive Order and will be responsible for the following:
      • Adopting a public health and community engagement strategy that includes gun owners, health care professionals, and victims of gun-related incidents,
      • Reviewing current background check processes for firearms purchasers and making recommendations for improvement,
      • Reviewing best practices and making recommendations that keep weapons from dangerous individuals,
      • Identifying and defining strategies across Commonwealth agencies to align resources to reduce gun violence, and;
      • Providing PCCD and the Senior Advisory with recommendations to reduce incidents of community violence, mass shootings, and domestic violence, suicide, and accidental shootings within 180 days of the initial meeting of the Council.


    New Oversight and Data Sharing

    • Establish the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within PCCD and the Division of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction. Together, the offices will tackle gun violence and prevention from both the public safety and public health perspectives.
      • Charles Ramsay, Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, will serve as senior advisor to the Governor, leading the commonwealth’s efforts on gun reform.
      • Charge the Office of Gun Violence Prevention with coordinating a system of focused police deterrence in neighborhoods and cities where violence is most extreme.
      • The Office of Gun Violence Prevention will also staff a new Special Council on Gun Violence, which will meet within 60 days of the executive order signing to begin developing a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence.

    • Direct all departments to engage in a statewide effort at combatting the systemic causes of violence, namely poverty, economic opportunities, mental and behavioral health supports, and hopelessness.
    • Establish a Violence Data Dashboard to provide a better understanding of the scope, frequency, geography, and populations affected by violence, including counts, rates, and factors contributing to violence.

    Reducing Community Gun Violence

    • Expand and support gun buyback programs through the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and municipal police departments.
    • Direct PSP and the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) to develop training on community gun violence prevention, focused deterrence, and lost and stolen firearms reporting requirements for law enforcement.
    • Increase data sharing among jurisdictions to ensure broad geographical data is represented and tracked at the state level.
    • Partner with the courts to grow awareness and utilization of evidence based juvenile justice programs that are proven to reduce violent crimes.
    • Expand Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a proactive approach to improving school safety and promoting positive behavior, in schools statewide.


    Combatting Mass Shootings

    • Charge PSP with expanding their monitoring of hate groups, white nationalists, and other fringe organizations and individuals, and conducting investigations, online and in communities, related to any threats of violence by these groups or individuals.
    • Expand the “See Something/Send Something” program to receive reports of suspicions of mass shootings by text and use a campaign to raise awareness of the ability to contact police by text.
    • Coordinate PSP and MPOTEC with local first responders to develop training on how to facilitate and handle warnings of suspicions of potential mass shootings.
      • PSP and PA Capitol Police will coordinate with agency secretaries to offer active shooter/incident management training to all employees, not just management.

    • Enroll Pennsylvania in the “States for Gun Safety” coalition, a multistate partnership charged with combatting the gun violence by sharing information and establishing the nation’s first regional Gun Violence Research Consortium.
    • Direct the Office of Homeland Security to launch an awareness campaign regarding the resources within local/state/federal on safety planning and preparedness.

    Halting Domestic Violence-Related and Self-Inflicted Shootings

    • Direct the Suicide Prevention Task Force to make immediate recommendations on steps to reduce suicides by gun.
    • Build on current a Mental Health Stigma campaigns that provide families and communities with real stories and statistics as well as information about how to access resources.
    • Develop a multidisciplinary Suicide Death Review Team to increase data collection and inform preventions efforts and policy decisions.
    • Increase awareness of and strengthen services within the Student Assistance Program, which allow school districts to provide mental health referrals, across the commonwealth by providing technical assistance.
     
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    Sounds like 30 million dollars of meetings and new filing cabinets.
     
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    Identify the group that is committing most of the gun crimes. I'm sure they don't want to see that stat. Most violent crime in cities is gang related. I don't see anything about that. Increased penalties or actually implementing current laws for violent felons caught with illegal firearms. Increased penalties with no time for good behavior for people that use firearms in violent crimes. It's amazing how many people that committed serous crimes are out committing more crimes in a short amount of time.

    Most of these new policies will do nothing except make law abiding citizens criminals.

    Put a felon caught with a gun in jail for 5-10 years and the left goes crazy.
     
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    This sort of absolute ignorance will eventually lead to another Civil War, if left unchecked.
     
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    Haven't heard any of this, the last I heard ole Roy Cooper was stamping his feet cause the Republicans won't listing to him so he tells the SBI to tighten up what we already have.

    Of course I tend to tune out ole Roy any time he opens his mouth. ;)

    We gotta get this fool outta hear and back off to Nash Co. I don't think the folks in Nash Co want him back tho.o_O
     
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    Looks like his executive actions will consist of forming a lot of committees to study and make recommendations that the legislature will be free to ignore and some public outreach nonsense. In other words, a whole lot of money flushed away, but I'm not seeing an actual serious threat other than the propaganda push.
     
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    Politicians continue to ignore the Constitution because we allow them to. They have no divine powers only that which is given by the people. I think they and the people perhaps need reminding
     
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    This

    Dems using criminals to push gun control through is BS. Wars have been started over less.
     
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    Gov Tom must have kin that needs employment.


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    Exactly, and not one thing more.
     
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    Oh the infection is definitely spreading. It’s well over the border into northeastern SC. In the Myrtle Beach area, I’m more likely to hear a NY accent than southern accent.
    MA is another place sending it’s residents skittering down here like cockroaches.
    All I ever see is Patriots, Red Sox, Giants, and Yankees car window decals and license plate frames.