Advocates, officials push for vote on PA domestic violence gun bill

Advocates, lawmakers and law enforcement officers joined together across the state Thursday to support changes in state law that would require some domestic violence offenders to surrender their guns to law enforcement more quickly than required by current law.

Mr. Frankel said if the bill is passed in the House, it has a good chance of passing the Senate — which unanimously passed a similar bill in March — and then being signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. But he noted that the Legislature only has a few days of voting left this year and would need to act quickly.

“Fifty state senators — Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives — saw the value of this Senate bill,” Mr. Frankel said. “The House version of the bill sits ready to be voted on. If the House version is sent to the Senate, we have every indication it will be passed.”