Less than a week after President Biden ordered flags at government buildings to be lowered to half-staff to honor the eight victims of the horrific attack in Atlanta, he had to do so again on Tuesday to mark the senseless death of 10 more Americans in another incident of gun-related violence in Boulder, Colorado.
The carnage must stop. We must work at all levels of government to enact common-sense reforms that will attempt to address the crisis of gun violence in the United States.
In Pennsylvania, the General Assembly is considering three pieces of legislation:
SB 134 would create Extreme Risk Protection Orders to take guns out of the hands of the people likely to commit suicide
While far from a comprehensive solution, these pieces of legislation would be at least a start.
We can't afford to wait until lives of more innocent Pennsylvanians are lost to senseless gun violence.