Native lawmaker reacts to ongoing anti-gun violence talks in Harrisburg

READING, Pa. – State Rep. Manny Guzman says all lawmakers have to have perspective in the case of reviewing present gun laws and when creating new laws.

“We’re speaking about saving lives by taking proactive measures, proper, that may assist stop additional tragedies occurring,” stated Guzman, a Democrat who represents the 127th district, which incorporates components of Studying.

For Guzman, gun violence hits near dwelling. He beforehand stated he heard the pictures from a latest lethal Easter taking pictures in Studying.

A few of what Gov. Wolf needs to give attention to are issues like reporting misplaced or stolen weapons and secure storage in properties. Some Republican critics say legal guidelines do not should be modified, however present ones should be extra strictly enforced.

“By requiring our legal guidelines as at the moment written to be enforced,” stated Jason Gottesman, the spokesman for the Pennsylvania Home Republican Caucus. “Giving crime victims entry to the rights they’re afforded.”

Amid the perpetual bickering in Harrisburg over laws, although, Guzman says there’s one other concern at hand: consideration to smaller cities.

“There is not any query about it…the cities like Studying, like Allentown, like Erie, like Lancaster, like Scranton,” Guzman stated. “All these cities appear to get misplaced.”

As of late, Philadelphia is drawing essentially the most consideration from legislators, however Guzman says gun violence is a statewide concern, and he is engaged on creating stronger relationships regionally to deal with it.

“How can we determine a neighborhood resolution right here within the metropolis of Studying,” Guzman stated, “as a result of if we’re ready on Harrisburg to do it, we’ll be ready for a really very long time.”

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