In the wake of the mass shootings at the D.C. Navy Yard and Chicago and the continuing daily toll of gun deaths in this country, maybe you — like me — have been hearing the pundits say that no one’s talking about gun violence and common sense gun laws. Well, let me tell you — they’re listening to the wrong people.

In the last week alone, CeaseFirePA brought more than 110 Pennsylvanians from across the Commonwealth — from Bucks County, Gettsburgh, Pittsburgh, Montgomery County, the Lehigh Valley, Media — together for a Summit on Gun Violence Prevention. The day before that, more than 400 people gathered in D.C. for the last stop on the No More Names Tour sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. And Monday in Media, more than 100 gathered for the kick off event of one of our great partner groups Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy.

Although our lawmakers may be quiet, regular people are talking about it, especially here in Pennsylvania. And it’s time for our legislators to listen to us.

So, please take a moment, look up your state representative here, and make a quick call. All you have to do is tell the person who answers the phone who you are, where you live and that you request that the Representative co-sponsor HB 1010, which expands the background check system to private sales of long guns.

Here’s the list of co-sponsors to date. If your Representative is on here, call and say thank you!
Steven J. Santarsiero
Madeleine Dean
Ronald G. Waters
Dan Frankel
Vanessa Lowery Brown
Mark B. Cohen
Michael H. Schlossberg
Rosita C. Youngblood
Kevin J. Boyle
Tina M. Davis
Todd Stephens
Michael H. O’Brien
Michael P. McGeehan
W. Curtis Thomas
Angel Cruz
Michelle F. Brownlee
Stephen McCarter
Brian Sims
Louise Williams Bishop
Steve Samuelson
Phyllis Mundy
Maria P. Donatucci
William F. Keller
James R. Roebuck Jr.
Eddie Day Pashinski
Mike Carroll
Mary Jo Daley
Greg Vitali
John T. Galloway
Tim Briggs
John P. Sabatina Jr.
Pamela A. DeLissio
Mark Rozzi
Robert Freeman
Erin C. Molchany
P. Michael Sturla
Patty Kim
Florindo J. Fabrizio
Margo L. Davidson
Ed Neilson
Daniel T. McNeill
Stephen Kinsey
James Clay Jr.
Thomas R. Caltagirone
Brendan F. Boyle
Ed Gainey
Jake Wheatley Jr.
Jordan A. Harris
Sid Michaels Kavulich
RoseMarie Swanger
Joseph T. Hackett
Thomas H. Killion
Thaddeus Kirkland

Please take a moment, make a call, make them hear us!