Governor Wolf Urges Swift Passage of Bipartisan ‘Bump-Stock’ Ban

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Urges Swift Passage of Bipartisan ‘Bump-Stock’ Ban National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today threw his support behind commonsense bipartisan proposals to ban the ‘bump-stock’ accessory for military-style weapons used in the Las Vegas massacre that killed and injured nearly 600 concertgoers.“Bipartisan legislators are rightfully sounding the alarm that these devices should not be legal in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Given the bipartisan nature, this should be commonsense for the General Assembly to swiftly pass to protect Pennsylvanians.”“The massacre in Las Vegas was made worse by the shooter’s ability to fire his military-grade weapons more rapidly at concertgoers and police. We can take a commonsense step to protect citizens and law enforcement by banning these unnecessary and dangerous accessories.”Since the shooting in Las Vegas, two Democratic representatives, Reps. Madeleine Dean and Dom Costa, a former police officer, and a Republican senator, Sen. Pat Browne, have announced their plans to introduce legislation banning bump-stocks in Pennsylvania.A ‘bump-stock’ replaces a rifle’s typical stock, which is held against the shoulder, and allows the weapon to slide back and forth, which uses the kickback of the weapon to allow the shooter to fire at a much more rapid rate, particularly with a military-grade rifle.The Pennsylvania crimes code currently bans “offensive weapons,” which includes items such as machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and grenades. Violation of this section carries a penalty of a first degree misdemeanor.Reps. Dean and Costa’s proposal would add “multiburst trigger activators” like bump stocks to the list of offensive weapons and includes items such as binary triggers and slide fire/bump stocks—like the one used in the Las Vegas shooting.center_img October 10, 2017last_img read more


first_imgHolly and Rex have been found safe and well.There was delight in on Letterkenny house after their two pet dogs were found safe and well after going missing.The dogs, Holly and Rex, went missing on Sunday around 11am.But thanks to an alert put out on Donegal Daily, the two dogs turn dup safe and well last night. The dogs had not been wearing collars but their picture alerted a member of the public who contacted their owners.Last night owner Diane McBrearty said her family were delighted to have the two much-loved dogs back home.“Thank you so much for helping us out both pets holly and Rex were found safe and sound and are reunited with the family. They were found thanks to the help of the post on Donegal Daily. Thank again,” she said.DELIGHT AS MISSING PETS REX AND HOLLY FOUND SAFE was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dogsdonegalfoundletterkennylast_img read more