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PA Toughens Gun Laws In Domestic Violence Cases

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HARRISBURG – The PA Senate approved a bill that would force people with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly surrender their guns. Under House Bill 2060, persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence or subject to final restraining orders must surrender their guns within 24 hours. The firearms would be relinquished to law enforcement, an officer of the court, a licensed firearms dealer or to a commercial armory, and not a family member or friend. 2017 saw the highest number of domestic violence deaths in Pennsylvania in the last decade. Last year, 117 people were killed in domestic violence-related incidents, 78 of them by gun violence. The bill now goes to Gov. Tom Wolf, who says he will sign it into law.

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