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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf: PCCD Reconvenes Special Council on Gun Violence
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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf: PCCD Reconvenes Special Council on Gun Violence

Gov. Wolf: Special Council on Gun Violence Reconvenes to Mark One Year Since Initial Meeting Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) One year after its first convening following the signing of Executive Order 2019-06, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) reconvened the Special Council on Gun Violence today to discuss state agencies’ progress in implementing recommendations from its Report of Findings, Recommendations, and Action Steps adopted in March 2020, and to hear from communities working to address gun violence. “The world has changed considerably since I signed an executive order last August to work to aggressively combat gun violence in our state,” Gov. Wolf said.  “Civil unrest and a global pandemic have added to the stress and devastation among too many Pennsylvania com...
Birmingham Police: Public Service Announcement about Gun Violence
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Birmingham Police: Public Service Announcement about Gun Violence

Birmingham, AL (STL.News) The Birmingham Police Department released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) this week addressing gun violence in the city and the toll it takes on the community. The compelling video runs 4 minutes and 34 seconds and features the personal testimony of a BPD homicide detective and a Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service lieutenant.  They discuss how gun violence has affected them and other first responders as well as victims’ families. Additionally, they address how the community can help solve and prevent gun violence. If you have information regarding unsolved crimes, please notify BPD.  You can also report tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers at (205) 254-7777. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Denver Police Request Community’s Help in Reducing Gun Violence
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Denver Police Request Community’s Help in Reducing Gun Violence

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Gun Violence has claimed the lives of 33 of our neighbors (there have been 48 murders total) and 85 more individuals have been shot and wounded already this year in Denver.  The ripple effects of these shootings are devastating to our community, and its sense of security and wellbeing. In an effort to stop these concerning upward trends in gun-related violent crime, the Denver Police Department (DPD) is increasing its outreach efforts to the neighborhoods directly affected by this violence and is launching a social media campaign promoting safe firearm storage.  The five short videos and accompanying safety messages encourage the use of gun locks, gun safes/lock boxes, and discourage storing firearms in vehicles with the goals of preventing firearm thefts, accidental ...
Missouri News: Gun Violence Town Hall held in St. Louis
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Missouri News: Gun Violence Town Hall held in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri  - (STL.News)  Lawmakers and community leaders are coming together to combat gun violence in the St. Louis-area.  US Congressman Lacy Clay and the St. Louis Aldermanic Black Caucus held a town hall Wednesday night at Harris Stowe State University to address the issue. It was packed house of about 250 people at the town hall where the theme among the speakers was to push for stricter gun control laws.  This was especially apparent with Clay, who promoted his gun control bill, H.R. 3435, the Local Public Health and Safety Protection Act. “Our nation and this community have reached a tipping point. We are in the midst of an epidemic of gun violence that’s inflicting and devastating carnage on our community because of the culture of easy access to guns.” Clay said. “If y...
Board of Aldermen Renews Support for Reducing Gun Violence in St Louis, Missouri
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Board of Aldermen Renews Support for Reducing Gun Violence in St Louis, Missouri

St Louis, MO (STL.News) - Yesterday, the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to support Resolution 48, which renews their commitment to reducing gun violence in the City and support local efforts in making a difference. “Earlier this week, members of the Board of Aldermen made a great stride in coming together to unite and support a program that can make a big impact to our City by committing $500,000 to fund Cure Violence in this upcoming budget.  Today, we collectively voted and took a stand to continue to make reducing gun violence in our City one of the Board’s top priorities.  I know we can and we will reduce crime and end gun violence in our City. We have no other choice,” said Reed. The Resolution was drafted in partnership with Everytown and the local chapter of...