PA Senate OKs task force on mass shootings

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 30, 2013 8:32 AM
bullet gun shooting.jpg

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania state senators have paved the way for the formation of a task force to study mass shootings. 

The state Senate has approved a resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee of about 25 people, including public officials and experts on violent crime.

Its final report can include recommendations to change the state's laws on mental health treatment and firearms, policies on violent crime and school safety practices.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Stewart Greenleaf proposed the resolution in response to December's deadly shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Published in News

back to top

Post a comment

Give Now

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

witf's Public Insight Network

Real Life Real Issues

Grave 43: Remembering Pony

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »