Those at the gun violence prevention rally â€“ including representatives from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, CeaseFirePA, Mothers in Charge and others â€“ are supporting three bills in particular:
- Â House Bill 1010: Introduced by Santarsiero in March, this bill would amend the stateâ€™s current background checks policy to include long guns like assault rifles and shotguns.
- Â House Bill 1479: Introduced by State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Philadelphia, on Monday, this bill would prohibit large capacity magazines.
- Â House Bill 1515: Introduced Wednesday by State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, this bill would require individuals report when their firearms are lost or stolen.
Boyleâ€™s limit on high-capacity magazines bill, perhaps the boldest of the three measures, is about â€œprotecting human life,â€ he said.
These are likely going to be the first bills we’re going to be facing if the power structure in the PA legislature switches from R to D. It doesn’t look like much of a crowd, to be honest, when you compare it to the crowd the pro-2A community turned out in April without our state being under any serious threat.