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VIDEO Pa. lawmakers renew push for bills creating extreme risk protection orders after mass shooting

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Published on October 7, 2019 -

VIDEO Pa. lawmakers renew push for bills creating extreme risk protection orders after mass shooting

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Lawmakers renew push for bills creating extreme risk protection orders after mass shootings

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VIDEO Pa. lawmakers renew push for bills creating extreme risk protection orders after mass shooting

Hit list of people he wanted to kill.

Police are now searching for a motive in yesterday's attack.

Well in the wake of those 2 mass shootings, pennsylvania, lawmakers are renewing their push to pass so-called red flag laws to prevent acts of gun violence.

>>there are bipartisan bills in both the house and the senate in harrisburg calling for extreme risk protection orders, which currently exist in more than a dozen states josh rultenberg us here in the studio with the latest on that josh.

Rob and wendy the protection from abuse orders we currently have in pennsylvania exist exclusively for domestic violence situations now the extreme risk protection order.

>>is different because it can be issued if anyone is demonstrated arrest to themselves or to others.

>>the mass shooting in dayton ohio sunday marked a 250 for such incident in 216 days this year in the u s according to a gun violence tracking center.

Some say they happened so frequently because of the easy access to guns.

Others like montgomery county republican state representative todd stevens say it's a mental health issue generally.

>>you know mass shooters.

Are people who are in crisis.

>>stevens along with chester and delaware county republican senator thomas kilian have introduced bills to create extreme risk protection orders.

For short, it would allow anyone to ask a judge to temporarily take away someone's gun or stop them from buying one if they are risk to themselves or others, the data shows us that they work we're now up to 17 states plus the district of columbia.

>>that have extreme risk protection orders and most of them have been adopted since parkland florida, the nra has opposed the r p o's in the past saying a law abiding gun owner could lose their right to own or possess a firearm and then of the burden placed on them to prove the false nature of the petition.

>>in order to have their firearms returned, steven says that's just not true.

I'm hopeful that we can continue to to find some common ground to get to a place where.

>>you know they recognize that we are protecting law abiding gun owners due process and constitutional rights.

>>but at the same time we need to take a look at the tragedy that is unfolding in the carnage that's unfolding across the commonwealth and across america.

>>stephen sent a letter to house leaders today urging action on his bill i am hopeful that this fall.

>>we can take a deep dive into gun violence and.

>>have a meaningful and thoughtful dialogue and discussion about the best ways to help reduce in the past couple of pennsylvania.

>>now stevens also addressed the issue of accessibility to fully and semiautomatic weapons saying if someone is in danger and if someone is in crisis and a danger to themselves or others,

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