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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:22 PM

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to Sign Sweeping Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence

Source: Official Pennsylvania Government Website

Harrisburg, PA Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order to make sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence. The executive order is the result of months of work by Governor Wolf and his administration to focus on substantive steps that can be taken to reduce gun violence and make communities safer. Governor Wolf will be joined by Charles Ramsey, Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.

The nearly two dozen new initiatives and reforms directed under the order fall into four primary categories:

New oversight and data sharing
Reducing community gun violence
Combatting mass shootings
Addressing the rising number of gun-related domestic incidents and self-inflicted shootings, including suicides by gun

Governor Wolf will direct the administration to create new state offices focused on violence prevention and reduction, expand programs that promote safety, refocus departments on combatting gun violence as a public health crisis, and increase collaboration and data sharing between the public, government agencies and other states.

Read more: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/pennsylvania-governor-wolf-to-sign-sweeping-executive-order-to-reduce-gun-violence/

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Reply Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to Sign Sweeping Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Wednesday OP
BumRushDaShow Wednesday #1
JoeOtterbein Wednesday #2
Marie Marie Wednesday #3
JoeOtterbein Wednesday #4
RobinA Thursday #5
Ohiogal Thursday #6
bucolic_frolic Thursday #7

Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:24 PM

1. Good timing too!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:54 PM

2. My Gov would make a great...

...VP!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:59 PM

3. My Gov too and I think he is doing a pretty good job overall.

And I am especially glad that he has taken both a stand and some action on guns. Kudos Governor!

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:04 PM

4. Me two! Or would that make me three? Anyway, plus a million or so!

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:53 AM

5. Yeah, We'll See

if any of this means anything. Wolf does a good job of appearing to be on top of issues, which in itself has been a change for PA, but actual effective change? I dunno.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:12 AM

6. If only your neighbors

in Ohio had such an effective governor .... Im envious.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:18 AM

7. He's had his hands tied by the GOP legislature but this executive action

is an indication the Democratic Party is feeling good about the direction of political winds.

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