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Auditor General aims to reduce gun deaths/Sunday hunting in PA?

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Dec 4, 2018 4:01 AM

 

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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, November 29, 2018:

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is taking aim at gun safety and has made a dozen recommendations  that he thinks will reduce crimes committed with firearms and suicides. In 2016 more than 1,500 Pennsylvanians were killed by guns.

DePasquale says over the last decade, firearm-related injuries cost Pennsylvania taxpayers about $1.5 billion in health care costs.

The Auditor General is calling for a "community approach" to saving lives from firearms.  He says his recommendations will not infringe on anyone's rights to own a firearm

General DePasquale appears on Tuesday's Smart Talk to discuss the plan.

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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Also, hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania is currently limited to only crows, coyotes and fox. This is considered a substantial restriction, especially for a state with one of the highest densities of licensed hunters per square mile.

Some hunters and advocates want to see restrictions lifted to allow hunting on Sundays.

Appearing on Smart Talk to discuss the issue are Republican State Senator Dan Laughlin, Bryan Burhans, executive director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Mark O'Neill, director of strategic communications with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and Joe Neville, executive director, Keystone Trails Association

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Mark O'Neill, Bryan Burhans, and Joe Neville

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Senator Dan Laughlin

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